What does blinkard mean?

blinkard meaning in General Dictionary

One who blinks with or much like poor eyes

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  • one that blinks with, or just like, poor eyes.
  • what twinkles or glances, as a dim celebrity, which seems and vanishes.

blinkard meaning in Etymology Dictionary

a mocking term for people with bad eyesight, c.1500, from blink (v.) + -ard. Figuratively, "one just who does not have intellectual perception" (1520s).


blinkard meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Person who blinks with, or much like, weak eyes.

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  • (letter.) Whatever twinkles or glances, as a dim celebrity, which appears and disappears.