[ buhg-ahyd ]

  1. with bulging eyes, as from fright, surprise, or wonderment; wide-eyed.

Origin of bug-eyed

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; bug1 + eyed

Words Nearby bug-eyed

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How to use bug-eyed in a sentence

  • It ain't often, either, that I can spring anything291 on her that leaves her stunned and bug-eyed.

    Torchy As A Pa | Sewell Ford
  • "There was another city of you bug-eyed beasts there," said the small martinet.

    Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas | Raphael Aloysius Lafferty