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wall-eyed

1. slang Having one or both eyes deviating outward from the center of one's face, a condition known as exotropia. Sometimes spelled as a single word. The guy on my blind date was pretty handsome, but he was a bit walleyed and it was really distracting. I've been severely wall-eyed since birth, but I can still see fairly well.
2. slang Having bulging, wide-open eyes, as due to anger, terror, shock, exhaustion, strain, etc. Sometimes spelled as a single word. My parents went totally wall-eyed when I told them I was going to drop out of high school. I could tell he was getting walleyed at the thought of performing in front of so many people.
3. slang Very drunk. Sometimes spelled as a single word. Tom was in a wall-eyed stupor by the end of the night. No thanks, I'd better not have anymore. I get pretty walleyed after just a couple of drinks.

wall-eyed

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Who’s the wall-eyed guy carrying the ham sandwich?
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