boss-eyed

boss-eyed
Adj. Cross-eyed or having a squint. Informal

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • boss-eyed — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ cross eyed; squinting. ORIGIN related to dialect boss «miss, bungle», of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • boss-eyed — UK [ˌbɒs ˈaɪd] / US [bɔs ˈaɪd] adjective British informal someone who is boss eyed has both eyes looking in towards their nose …   English dictionary

  • boss-eyed — adjective Brit. informal cross eyed; squinting. Origin C19: cf. dialect boss miss, bungle …   English new terms dictionary

  • boss-eyed — adj. Brit. colloq. 1 having only one good eye; cross eyed. 2 crooked; out of true. Etymology: dial. boss miss, bungle …   Useful english dictionary

  • boss-eyed — adjective BrE having both eyes looking in towards your nose; cross eyed …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • boss-eyed — /ˈbɒs aɪd/ (say bos uyd) adjective having a squint …  

  • boss-eyed —  Squinting …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • boss — English has two words boss, of which the more familiar is far more recent; both are fairly obscure in origin. We know that boss ‘chief’ [19] comes from Dutch baas ‘master’ (it was introduced to American English by Dutch botany 70 settlers), but… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • boss — English has two words boss, of which the more familiar is far more recent; both are fairly obscure in origin. We know that boss ‘chief’ [19] comes from Dutch baas ‘master’ (it was introduced to American English by Dutch settlers), but where Dutch …   Word origins

  • boss-shot — n. Brit. dial. & sl. 1 a bad shot or aim. 2 an unsuccessful attempt. Etymology: as BOSS EYED …   Useful english dictionary

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