One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Early 20th century. From eyebrow + raiser. Compare earlier to raise one's eyebrow(s) (or an eyebrow), eyebrow-raising.
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