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[big-ahy] /ˈbɪgˌaɪ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) bigeye (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bigeyes.
any of several silver and red fishes of the family Priacanthidae, found in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and in the West Indies, having a short, flattened body and large eyes.
Origin of bigeye
1885-90; big1 + eye Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • His big eyes rolled, and at intervals he emitted a roar as he struck an exotic gong with a hammer.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • She lifted up her hand and closed his big eyes with its soft touch.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • He just stared at her, unblinking, his big eyes soft and sad-looking.

    Foundling on Venus John de Courcy
  • His big eyes were on the horizon and his terrible mouth was shut.

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling
  • "Mother's dead," said Millicent dully; and her big eyes which had been so dull, shone suddenly bright with tears.

    Happy Pollyooly Edgar Jepson
British Dictionary definitions for big eyes


noun (pl) -eye, -eyes
any tropical or subtropical red marine percoid fish of the family Priacanthidae, having very large eyes and rough scales
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for big eyes

big eyes


Desire; lust (1950+ Jazz musicians)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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