Words for Sunglasses


There are various words referring to eyepieces with darkened lenses:

Shades is probably the most widely used term for sunglasses in North America.

Glares is a term popular in India if the glass is dark. If it is light then the term is “Coolers”.

Sun spectacles is a term used by some opticians.

Spekkies is a term used predominantly in southern Australia.

Sun specs (also sunspecs) is the shortened form of sun spectacles.

Sunglass a monocle version

Sun-shades can also refer to the sun-shading eyepiece-type, although the term is not exclusive to these. Also in use is

the derivative abbreviation, shades.

Dark glasses (also preceded by pair of) — generic term in common usage.

Sunnies is Australian, UK and New Zealand

Smoked spectacles usually refers to the darkened eyepieces worn by the blind

Solar shields Usually refers to models of sunglasses with large lenses.

Stunna shades Used as a slang term in the hyphy movement, usually referring to sunglasses with oversized lenses.

Glecks is Scottish slang for glasses or sunglasses.

Cooling glasses is a term used all across India and the Middle East for sunglasses.

– From Wikipedia