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[baws-ahyd, bos-] /ˈbɔsˌaɪd, ˈbɒs-/
adjective, British Informal.
Origin of bosseyed
1855-60; perhaps boss2 + eyed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for boss-eyed
Historical Examples
  • boss-eyed, said of a person with one eye, or rather with one eye injured, a person with an obliquity of vision.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • He was a boss-eyed chap, spoke several languages and was remarkably adept at the piano.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for boss-eyed


(informal) having a squint
Word Origin
C19: from boss to miss or bungle a shot at a target (dialect)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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