: having the eyes bulging (as with fright)

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bug-eyed was in 1872

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“Bug-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bug-eyed. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having the eyes bulging (as in astonishment)

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