black eye

noun

Definition of black eye

  1. 1 :  a discoloration of the skin around the eye from bruising

  2. 2a :  defeat, setbackb :  a bad reputation

1604

First Known Use of black eye

1604


BLACK EYE Defined for English Language Learners

black eye

noun

Definition of black eye for English Language Learners

  • : a dark area of skin around the eye caused by being hit hard


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black eye

noun

Medical Definition of black eye

  1. :  a discoloration of the skin around the eye from bruising

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