blinkard

blinkard a mocking term for a person with bad eyesight, c.1500, from BLINK (Cf. blink) (v.) + -ARD (Cf. -ard). Figuratively, "one who lacks intellectual perception" (1520s).

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  • Blinkard — Blink ard, n. [Blind + ard.] 1. One who blinks with, or as with, weak eyes. [1913 Webster] Among the blind the one eyed blinkard reigns. Marvell. [1913 Webster] 2. That which twinkles or glances, as a dim star, which appears and disappears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blinkard — noun A dim witted or stupid person; an idiot …   Wiktionary

  • blinkard — blink·ard …   English syllables

  • blinkard —  a person near sighted, or one almost blind. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • blinkard — ˈbliŋkə(r)d noun ( s) Etymology: blink (I) + ard 1. archaic : one that blinks with or as if with weak eyes 2. : a stupid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dimsightedness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Imperfect vision. >Fallacies of vision. < N PARAG:Dimsightedness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 dim sight dim sight dull sight half sight short sight near sight long sight double sight astigmatic sight failing sight Sgm: N… …   English dictionary for students

  • Government Palace (Peru) — Infobox Historic building name=Peru s Government Palace caption=Peruvian Government Palace night view. map type= latitude= longitude= location town=Lima location country=Peru architect=Ricardo de Jaxa Malachowski client= engineer= construction… …   Wikipedia

  • blink — 1. verb a) To close and reopen both eyes quickly. The loser in the staring game is the person who blinks first. b) To flash headlights on a car. An urban legend claims that gang members will attack anyone who blinks them. 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • blinking — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aflicker, asquint, astigmatic, bickering, blasted, bleeding, blink, blink eyed, blinkard, blinky, blooming, complete, coruscant, coruscating, coruscation, cursed, cussed, damnable, dancing, downright,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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