- with bulging eyes, as from surprise or wonderment; astonished.
Origin of bug-eyed
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Examples from the Web for bug-eyed
I glanced at my fellow classmate in the backseat, who shot me a bug-eyed, horrified look.My Own Horace Mann Story and The New York Times Abuse Report
June 7, 2012
But if it goes in the direction of the bug-eyed panic among McCain flacks, Barack Obama could approach 400 electoral votes.Whose Heads Will Roll on Nov. 5?
October 28, 2008
They just stand there, bug-eyed and frightened like anything.The Flying Cuspidors
V. R. Francis
Guess I must have sat there, starin' bug-eyed and lookin' batty, from 14th to Wall.
Who do you guess I sees watchin' us bug-eyed and open-mouthed?
As for Ernie, he just stands there starin' bug-eyed and gaspy, as if he didn't know what to do.Torchy and Vee
Mr. Oyster returned his glasses to their perch, bug-eyed Simon, but then nodded.Unborn Tomorrow
Dallas McCord Reynolds