adjectiveBritish • informal
- Cross-eyed or squinting: a boss-eyed sidekick I was boss-eyed looking for you on TVMore 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.