[baws-ahyd, bos-]

adjective British Informal.

Nearby words

  1. bossage,
  2. bossboy,
  3. bossdom,
  4. bosselated,
  5. bosset,
  6. bossier city,
  7. bossing,
  8. bossism,
  9. bossman,
  10. bossuet

Origin of bosseyed

1855–60; perhaps boss2 + eyed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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



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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