bug-eyed
adjective Date: 1922 having the eyes bulging (as with fright)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bug-eyed — may refer to:* Bug Eyed Bandit, two DC Comics supervillains * Bug eyed monster, one of the early conventions of the science fiction genre …   Wikipedia

  • bug-eyed — [ bʌg ,aıd ] adjective INFORMAL a bug eyed creature or person has eyes that stick out a. very excited or interested, so that your eyes are wide open …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bug-eyed — ☆ bug eyed [bug′īd΄ ] adj. Slang with bulging eyes …   English World dictionary

  • bug-eyed — bug′ eyed adj. with bulging eyes, as from surprise • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • bug-eyed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ with bulging eyes …   English terms dictionary

  • bug-eyed — ADJ A bug eyed person or animal has eyes that stick out. [INFORMAL] ...bug eyed monsters... John and Bill and I were bug eyed in wonderment …   English dictionary

  • bug-eyed — {adj.}, {slang} Wide eyed with surprise. * /He stood there bug eyed when told that he had won the award./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bug-eyed — {adj.}, {slang} Wide eyed with surprise. * /He stood there bug eyed when told that he had won the award./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bug-eyed — adj slang Wide eyed with surprise. He stood there bug eyed when told that he had won the award …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bug-eyed — adj. Bug eyed is used with these nouns: ↑monster …   Collocations dictionary

  • bug-eyed —    drunk    Referring to the protrusion of the eyeballs:     Victor did not deny his condition. Banjaxed, bombed, bug eyed, and bingoed, he said without slurring his words. (Deighton, 1993/2) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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