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bosseyed

[ baws-ahyd, bos- ]
/ ˈbɔsˌaɪd, ˈbɒs- /
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adjective British Informal.
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Origin of bosseyed

1855–60; perhaps boss2 + eyed
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British Dictionary definitions for bosseyed

boss-eyed

adjective
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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