• synonyms


  1. having bright eyes.
  2. alertly eager.
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  1. bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, alertly eager; full of energy and enthusiasm: Get a good night's sleep so you'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning.
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Origin of bright-eyed

First recorded in 1585–95
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Related Words for bright eyed and bushy tailed

bubbly, sunny, bouncy, cheerful, bright, lively, cheery, jaunty, active, alert, aware, brisk, buoyant, gay, spirited, sprightly, vivacious, attentive, intelligent, quick

British Dictionary definitions for bright eyed and bushy tailed


  1. eager; fresh and enthusiastic
  2. bright-eyed and bushy-tailed informal keen, confident, and alert
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