from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One with bad eyes.
  • n. A dim-witted or stupid person; an idiot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who blinks with, or as with, weak eyes.
  • n. That which twinkles or glances, as a dim star, which appears and disappears.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who blinks or sees imperfectly; one who squints.
  • n. That which twinkles or glances, as a dim star which appears and disappears.
  • n. One who lacks intellectual perception.
  • n. One who wilfully shuts his eyes to what is happening; one who blinks facts.


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  • But the Don would not be pacified; and walked out, calling himself an ass and a blinkard for having demeaned himself to such a company, forgetting that he had brought it on himself.

    Westward Ho!

  • When the sun shone clear the water on beyond became a shimmering blazing shield of white-hot metal; and an hour of uninterrupted gazing upon it would have turned an argus into a blinkard.

    From Place to Place

  • Or was there something of intended satire; is the Professor and Seer not quite the blinkard he affects to be?

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • Nay what are all errors and perversities of his, even those stealings of ribbons aimless confused miseries and vagabondisms, if we will interpret them kindly, but the blinkard dazzlements and staggerings to and fro of a man sent on an errand he is too weak for, by a path he cannot yet find?

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • With rich munificence, as we often say, in a most blinkard, bespectacled, logic-chopping generation, Nature has gifted this man with an eye.

    The French Revolution

  • But the grand, and indeed substantially primary and generic aspect of the Consummation of Terror remains still to be looked at; nay blinkard

    The French Revolution

  • The pity that proves so possible and plentiful without that basis, is mere _ignavia_ and cowardly effeminacy; maudlin laxity of heart, grounded on blinkard dimness of head -- contemptible as a drunkard's tears.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets

  • Blame the people who run the Union, the Union student presidents during that time and the blinkard Union alums who helped ram this through.

    Badger Herald: News Updates

  • stop the city, let me out. this is blinkard philistine pig ignorance.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • ‘wizard’, may be taken as surviving specimens; ‘blinkard’ (_Homilies_),

    English Past and Present


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  • mean term for someone with bad eyesight OR used figuratively for one who lacks intellectual perception

    from Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus"

    January 11, 2009