beady

[bee-dee]
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adjective, bead·i·er, bead·i·est.

beadlike; small, globular, and glittering: beady eyes.
covered with or full of beads.

Nearby words

  1. beadledom,
  2. beadroll,
  3. beadsman,
  4. beadswoman,
  5. beadwork,
  6. beady eye,
  7. beady-eyed,
  8. beagle,
  9. beaglehole,
  10. beagling

Origin of beady

First recorded in 1820–30; bead + -y1

Related formsbead·i·ly, adverbbead·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for beady

beady

adjective beadier or beadiest

small, round, and glittering: used esp of eyes
resembling or covered with beads
Derived Formsbeadily, adverbbeadiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for beady

beady

adj.

in reference to eyes, 1826, from bead (n.) + -y (2). Related: Beadily; beadiness.

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