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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All that stuff about blood being thicker than water, thought Miss Watson robustly, was a lot of eyewash!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Eyewash \Eye"wash\, n. See Eyewater.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"a wash or lotion for the eyes," 1866, from eye (n.) + wash (n.). Colloquial use for "blarney, humbug" (1884), chiefly British, perhaps is from the notion of "something intended to obscure or conceal facts or true motives." But this, and expression my eye also may be the verbal equivalent of the wink that indicates one doesn't believe what has been said (compare French mon oeil in same sense, accompanied by a knowing pointing of a finger to the eye).


n. 1 (context countable uncountable English) A soothing medicated lotion for the eyes 2 (context uncountable slang English) nonsense; flattery; pretentiousness. 3 (context uncountable slang English) A means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only.


n. lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes [syn: eye-lotion, collyrium]


Eyewash is a fluid, commonly saline, used in the aid of rinsing of the eye. Eyewash may also describe the apparatus used to physically wash the eyes in the case that they may be contaminated by foreign materials or substances.

Eyewashes may be beneficial to those with sensitive eyes and can provide relief to the painful side effects of sensitivity. However, prolonged usage of such products will cause mild side effects, such as the reddening of the eye and/or pupil and cause itchiness. If such symptoms occur, it is best to see one's family doctor.

Usage examples of "eyewash".

There is an element of eyewash in all this, but it is partly due to the fact that the decline in the trade in consumption goods has robbed the advertisers of much of their power over editorial policy.

So the determination made by the engineers was pure eyewash, moonshine .

Early pioneers used it as an eyewash, and for sore throats, mouth sores.

The Healer concocted soothing eyewashes to rinse her sore eyes and face with whenever they stopped.

Yes, give the devil his due, even though all that about prayers and how the poor ought to be glad because they'll get into heaven, it's just eyewash and nothing at all for Daddy here, it's a darned fine sight when they put on a proper Jesus feast with Christmas tree and what have you.

Is it really necessary for the evening Eyewash News in Kankakee, Illinois, to send a cameraman to cover an airline disaster in California?

Then from her toilet bag she took the bottle of eyewash and little blue eye-bath.