four-eyes


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four-eyes

n
a disparaging term of address for a person wearing spectacles
ˈfour-ˌeyed adj

four′-eyes`



n., pl. -eyes.
Slang. a person who wears eyeglasses.
four′eyed`, adj.
[1870–75]
Translations

four-eyes

[ˈfɔːraɪz] Ncuatrojos mf inv
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BERLyN (CyHAN)- Pilots around the world have expressed doubts over the so-called four-eyes rule which many airlines rushed to bring in following the Germanwings crash in which co-pilot Andreas Lubitz allegedly locked the pilot out of the cockpit and flew the plane into an Alpine mountain.
Instead, anyone with a difference suffered abuse such as "Carrot-top", "Four-eyes", "Porkie", "Bean Pole", "scabbie", "smelly" and lots more.
"You imagine the history of haranguing this poor kid had endured four-eyes, or whatever they called her.
If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat-Boy, Four-eyes and Bert.
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Old Four-Eyes is so aggressively overemotional that she hates anyone with a stiff upper lip.
Bart, whose sidekick is 'four-eyes' Millhouse, is infamous for his trouble-making and often gets on the wrong side of the school bullies Nelson 'Ha ha' Muntz, Jimbo Jones, Kearney and Dolph.
"Baldie!" he screamed at Richard O'Brien and "Four-eyes!" at Hank Marvin.