bug-eyed

adjective
\ ˈbəg-ˌīd How to pronounce bug-eyed (audio) \

Definition of bug-eyed

: having the eyes bulging (as with fright)

First Known Use of bug-eyed

1872, in the meaning defined above

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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 2 Mar. 2021.

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bug-eyed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bug-eyed

: having eyes that stick far out of the head

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