One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of a person: having the right eye dominant over the left.
2Zoology. Of a flatfish or taxonomic group of flatfishes: having both eyes on the right-hand side of the body, as is typical in the family Soleidae (true soles) and, less consistently, in the family Pleuronectidae (right-eyed flounders).
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From right + eyed.
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