Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having bulging eyes.
  • adj. Amazed; astonished: popeyed with wonder.

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  • adj. having bulging eyes
  • adj. astonished

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. with eyes or mouth open in surprise
  • adj. having bulging eyes

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Examples

  • In the course of their journey they slay digital wolves and encounter popeyed, suppurating corpses that help the filmmakers avoid any accusation of light-heartedness.

    'Witch': Toil And Trouble

  • Hillary was popeyed for the longest time and now McCain is popeyed.

    McCain will again question Obama's judgment

  • Has anyone noticed that CNN editors deliberately pick photos that make Obama's opponents look popeyed?

    McCain will again question Obama's judgment

  • In any case, I have heard him preach several time and can testify, brothers and sisters, that Jimmy can still leave 'em popeyed.

    Daniel Krotz: Jim Bakker and the Counterfeit Hell Robbers

  • A native, popeyed with terror, had dropped to his knees in front of the weird - looking "spaceman."

    Golden State

  • On the way home Bud kept everyone chuckling with his jokes about York's popeyed reaction when

    Golden State

  • Why had I not seen that all Buddy's foolery, his flatulence, his stumbles, his bad memory, and his popeyed look of suffocation signified that he had only days left?

    Beard

  • Greed and recklessness had turned him into a breathless popeyed man who couldn't laugh without gasping for air and pleading for more time.

    Beard

  • I decided the song would be my anthem, and to consecrate the decision, I drew in a variety of Sharpie colors on a T-shirt two crossed Vox guitars surmounted with a popeyed skull.

    Living With Music: Bill Cotter - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Beyond taciturn, his Mariner is a moody, uncivilized, selfish s.o.b., who tosses kids in shark-infested waters, thwacks his leading lady with an oar and barters her body to a popeyed, cuckoo scavenger for a few pieces of paper.

    'Waterworld': It Floats

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