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beady-eyed

[ bee-dee-ahyd ]
/ ˈbi diˌaɪd /
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adjective
marked by or having small, glittering eyes, especially eyes that seem to gleam with malice, avarice, or lechery.
staring with suspicion, skepticism, etc.: The gambler gave the newcomer a beady-eyed look.
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Origin of beady-eyed

First recorded in 1870–75
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