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1. Often Offensive Affected with exotropia.
a. Having large bulging eyes, as some fish.
b. Having eyes wide-open and glaring, as in anger.
3. Having an eye with a light-colored iris or white or opaque cornea.
4. Slang Intoxicated; drunk.
[Middle English wawileyed, from Old Norse vagl-eygr : vagl, film over the eye; see wegh- in Indo-European roots + auga, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. having exotropia.
2. having large, staring eyes, as some fishes.
3. marked by excited or agitated staring of the eyes, as in fear or astonishment.
4. having a milky whitish eye, as from an opacity of the cornea.
[1300–50; Middle English wawileghed, waugle eghed < Old Norse vagleygr=vagl- (meaning uncertain; compare Icelandic vagl film over the eye) + -eygr -eyed; see eye; compare Old English waldenīge]
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