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bug-eyed

[buhg-ahyd] /ˈbʌgˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
with bulging eyes, as from surprise or wonderment; astonished.
Origin of bug-eyed
1920-1925
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25; bug1 + eyed
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bugeyed

adjective

  1. Having protruding eyeballs; exophthalmic; popeyed
  2. Startled; astonished: gets very bugeyed about details of a failed real estate development

[fr humorous or dialectal pronunciation of bulge]

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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