Monday, February 2, 2009

Eyeball

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. the ball or globe of the eye
2. informal. eyeballs: people who view or read something
-verb (used with object)
3. informal. to look at, check, or observe closely
-idioms
4. slang. give (someone) the hairy eyeball. to look at (someone) with eyelids partly lowered, as in hostility or distrust

Examples:
"I think there is something on my eyeball."
"Place the contact lens on the center of your eyeball."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"also eye-ball, 1580s, from eye (n.) + ball (n.1). As a verb, 1901, American English slang."

Awkwardness rating: 8

Some eyeballs are made to be eaten! (candyfavorites.com)

1 comment:

  1. you know, i never really thought about eyeball as an awkward word, but it is really awkward now that i think about it. wow, this is enlightening.

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