One who blinks with or much like poor eyes
- one that blinks with, or just like, poor eyes.
- what twinkles or glances, as a dim celebrity, which seems and vanishes.
a mocking term for people with bad eyesight, c.1500, from blink (v.) + -ard. Figuratively, "one just who does not have intellectual perception" (1520s).
(letter.) Person who blinks with, or much like, weak eyes.
- (letter.) Whatever twinkles or glances, as a dim celebrity, which appears and disappears.