North American informal Stare at someone disapprovingly or angrily, especially with one’s eyelids partially lowered.
- Well, she had changed, she had an address that wasn't a motel room and a permanent somebody in her life, and it had been a long time since she'd caught any store clerks giving her the hairy eyeball in the shoplifting mirrors.
- And he pushed me aside and said to one of the girls, a tall leggy brunette who'd always been giving him the hairy eyeball: ‘You show her!’
- He was talking about giving someone the hairy eyeball in the same way you would give someone a venereal disease.
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