Blinkard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blinkard One who blinks with, or as with, weak eyes. "Among the blind the one-eyed blinkard reigns."
    • Blinkard That which twinkles or glances, as a dim star, which appears and disappears.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blinkard A person who blinks or sees imperfectly; one who squints.
    • n blinkard That which twinkles or glances, as a dim star which appears and disappears.
    • n blinkard One who lacks intellectual perception.
    • n blinkard One who wilfully shuts his eyes to what is happening; one who blinks facts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Blinkard one who blinks or has bad eyes
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Blind, + -ard,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. a variant of blenk, prob. the same as Blench (q.v.).

Usage

In literature:

Or was there something of intended satire; is the Professor and Seer not quite the blinkard he affects to be?
"Sartor Resartus The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh" by Thomas Carlyle
Oh, what blinkards are we gentlemen, to train any dumb beasts more carefully than we do Christians!
"The Saint's Tragedy" by Charles Kingsley
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" by Thomas Carlyle
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