Definition of eyebrow-raiser in English:

eyebrow-raiser

noun

  • 1A person who expresses surprise, scepticism, or disapproval, especially habitually or frequently. Compare to raise one's eyebrows.

  • 2Something surprising, shocking, or noteworthy. Compare to raise eyebrows.

Origin

Early 20th century. From eyebrow + raiser. Compare earlier to raise one's eyebrow(s) (or an eyebrow), eyebrow-raising.

Pronunciation

eyebrow-raiser

/ˈʌɪbraʊˌreɪzə/