Words nearby evil eye
Origin of evil eye
OTHER WORDS FROM evil eyee·vil-eyed, adjective
Examples from the Web for evil-eyed
For that the bloated fellow is good enough, the evil-eyed brat; that is the reason he is so played out.The Gegence; A Comedy Ballet in the Nahuatl-Spanish Dialect of Nicaragua|Daniel G. Brinton
In Western India all witches and wizards are said to be, as a rule, evil-eyed.
The mother was old and small and withered, and they said evil-eyed.That Fortune|Charles Dudley Warner
For reply, the evil-eyed steersman spat at him the vilest name known to man.The Pathless Trail|Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
In western India all witches and wizards are said to be evil-eyed.
British Dictionary definitions for evil-eyed
noun the evil eye
Derived forms of evil eyeevil-eyed, adjective
Idioms and Phrases with evil-eyed
The power to cause injury or misfortune, as in The tomatoes died shortly after planting—I must have an evil eye. The source of this expression is the ancient superstitious belief that some individuals could inflict harm on others simply by looking at them. Today the term is generally used figuratively or ironically, as above, and also in the form give someone the evil eye, which means “glare malevolently at someone.” For example, Helen gave his cat the evil eye, hoping it would stay out of her garden. [Late 1300s]