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[fawr-ahyz, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌaɪz, ˈfoʊr-/

noun, plural four-eyes.
Slang: Usually Disparaging. a person who wears eyeglasses (sometimes used facetiously).
a disparaging term of address for a person wearing spectacles


A person who wears eyeglasses (1874+)


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