Top Definition
Someone's tunnel vision when it comes to objects from their past, such as cartoons, video games, even books.
"The new Transformers movie sucks! The original cartoon was the best!"
In this case the commenter is wearing Nostalgia Goggles, as the new movies/cartoons may be geared towards a new audience, instead of the old one
by Moses of the Desert June 25, 2007
A metaphor for someone viewing something in the past as much better than it actually was refusing to remember how bad something may have been.

People wearing nostalgia goggles usually wanna go back in time & live in a certain period again, forgetting everything wrong with that time period.

Nostalgia goggle users often prefer old crappy versions of TV shows & movies they grew up watching rather than the new & improved versions.

Ex 1: a Dragonball fan who grew up with the Ocean Dub that hates the Funimation dub for being different is wearing nostalgia goggles, refusing to admit the Funi dub is much more professional & authentic than the amateur sounding Ocean dub.

Ex 2: a woman who grew up watching My Little Pony who hates Friendship is Magic for being different has a bad case of nostalgia goggles.

Ex 3: an old person who thinks the 1950s were much better than the present day in every way & wishes to go back is wearing nostalgia goggles, forgetting that we had half the conveniences, technology, development, infrastructure, movies, etc we do today.
Old Russian: our motherland isnt what it used to be. I miss the Soviet Union & I think we should go back. Turn full communist again & take back the republics.
Normal Russian: I agree some things were better back then but take off the nostalgia goggles. We were like North Korea back then. This was a terrible place to live, we were just more unified & patriotic then.
by SlashinatorZ January 17, 2015
Looking at things with nostalgic light even if it's obviously terrible.Especially when it comes to old flames.
Joe:I miss Alex.
Dave: Take off your nostalgia goggles.
Joe: Why?
Dave: She cheated on you,dumped you for a that quarterback who knock her up.
by ryu_kage99 December 12, 2014

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