Definition of boss-eyed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒsʌɪd/


British informal
Cross-eyed or squinting: a boss-eyed sidekick I was boss-eyed looking for you on TV
More example sentences
  • When I was at school in the 80s we used to have these awful Country Dancing lessons which involved prancing up and down our school hall beneath the boss-eyed instruction of a mad pensioner.
  • This long weekend will see a nation boss-eyed with self-indulgent excitement, hooked on the dangerous drug of royal nostalgia.
  • Increasingly it feels as if the violence did not go away but was supplemented by a vile and damaging hatred among those who used to bring something more worthwhile to the ground than a boss-eyed devotion to one team.


Mid 19th century: compare with dialect boss 'miss, bungle', of unknown origin.

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