[baws-ahyd, bos-]
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Origin of bosseyed

1855–60; perhaps boss2 + eyed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for boss-eyed

boss-eyed, squint-eyed, strabismic, walleyed

Examples from the Web for boss-eyed

Historical Examples of boss-eyed

  • 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


  1. informal having a squint

Word Origin for boss-eyed

C19: from boss to miss or bungle a shot at a target (dialect)
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