One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) wearing spectacles.
- ‘As my mum once said when she was trying to pair me off with speccy Kate from the end of the road, appearances can be deceptive.’
- ‘The famously bald and speccy tabloid boss was conducting his afternoon news conference on his mobile from a doorway off Renfield Street, outside the Drum and Monkey pub.’
- ‘Instead, I welcomed in a very quietly spoken, specky four-eyed skinny wee dude who looked like he wouldn't say boo to a gooseberry.’
- ‘Besides, these days a cool pair of glasses is seen as a fashion plus, and I'm less likely to be called ‘four eyes’ today than when I was the speccy swot at school.’
- ‘It is virtually impossible to find one Scot who hasn't belted out one of this speccy duo's hits at some time in their life.’
- ‘He's not about to pick the fat, speccy kid with glasses, that's for sure.’
- ‘Academically-gifted children, like their plump, spotty and speccy brethren, are easy targets for bullies.’
- ‘The speccy Scot and star of BBC2's Mock The Week is pure hilarity.’
- ‘His most withering looks are saved for Radcliffe's speccy detective Harry, and rightly so.’
- ‘And if I don't like his adventures this year, I've got another five instalments in which to learn to love the speccy little git.’
- ‘And I was a speccy, socially inept nerd with dreams of Miss Right.’
- ‘If you doubt it try naming another author who has managed to make speccy kids feel cool.’
- ‘It's not the moon-landing, a woman has written a book about a speccy wizard.’
- ‘The questions were difficult enough to impress parents, and the contestants were speccy teacher's pets, so that the rest of us could despise them for knowing the capital of Peru.’
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