Meaning of “cross-eyed” in the English Dictionary

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"cross-eyed" in English

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cross-eyedadjective

uk /ˌkrɒsˈaɪd/ us /ˌkrɑːsˈaɪd/

Examples from literature

  • He is cross-eyed, and has a thoroughly Scotch face. 
  • He was a tall old man, bony and cross-eyed. 
  • I looked at that clerk cross-eyed, and it made him squirm. 
  • She opened the door, and as she did so in rushed the demons, led by the cross-eyed, monkey-faced rebel. 
  • The young waiter's cross-eyed glance fell before her, and he bowed above the money in his hand. 

(Definition of “cross-eyed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cross-eyed" in American English

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cross-eyedadjective

/ˈkrɔsˌɑɪd/

having each eye looking toward the middle of the face

(Definition of “cross-eyed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)