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Meaning of "boss-eyed" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOSS-EYED

From boss to miss or bungle a shot at a target (dialect).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BOSS-EYED

boss-eyed play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOSS-EYED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Boss-Eyed is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES BOSS-EYED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Strabismus

Strabismus, also known as heterotropia, is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. It typically involves a lack of coordination between the extraocular muscles, which prevents bringing the gaze of each eye to the same point in space and thus hampers proper binocular vision, and which may adversely affect depth perception. Strabismus is primarily managed by ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists. Strabismus is present in about 4% of children. Treatment should be started as soon as possible to ensure the development of the best possible visual acuity and stereopsis.

Definition of boss-eyed in the English dictionary

The definition of boss-eyed in the dictionary is having a squint.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOSS-EYED

bosquet
boss
boss cocky
boss screen
bossa nova
bossboy
bossdom
bosset
bossier
bossiest
bossily
bossiness
bossing
bossism
bossnapping
Bossuet
bossy
bossyboots

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOSS-EYED

bleary-eyed
blue-eyed
bright-eyed
bug-eyed
clear-eyed
cross-eyed
eagle-eyed
eyed
four-eyed
glassy-eyed
green-eyed
misty-eyed
one-eyed
open-eyed
red-eyed
sad-eyed
sharp-eyed
slant-eyed
starry-eyed
wide-eyed
wild-eyed

Synonyms and antonyms of boss-eyed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «boss-eyed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOSS-EYED

Find out the translation of boss-eyed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of boss-eyed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «boss-eyed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

老板眼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

- jefe de ojos
570 millions of speakers

English

boss-eyed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मालिक आंखों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رئيسه العينين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

босс глазами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

- chefe olhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মনিব নেত্রবিশিষ্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

patron yeux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mata bermata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schieläugig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ボス目
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상사 눈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Boss-eyed
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ông chủ mắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதலாளி ஐட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॉस नेत्रयुक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şaşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

capo - eyed
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

boss -eyed
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бос очима
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

- sef ochi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αφεντικό - eyed
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

baas -oog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

boss -eyed
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

boss- eyed
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of boss-eyed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOSS-EYED»

The term «boss-eyed» is used very little and occupies the 176.792 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOSS-EYED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «boss-eyed» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «boss-eyed» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about boss-eyed

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOSS-EYED»

Discover the use of boss-eyed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to boss-eyed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
'I was hoping you'd ring. The boss has been on my back about it.' (B.P.)-8. A prison officer: Borstals and detention centres: 19705: Home Office. ~—9. In have a boss, to have a look: schoolboys': from ca. 1899. (Collinson.) Cf. boss-eyed. boss, ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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The English dialect dictionary
Slang. Fanmzn. 2. Fig]. Of things: crooked, one-sided; of little use, unreliable. Brks., Hmp., Wil. The horse shied and we ran up against the gate-post, and knocked the step of the cart all boss-eyed (W.H.F..). BOSSIIE, see Bassie. BOSSOCK, a.
J. Wright, 2004
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
J— The Guardian, 3rd July 2004 2 lopsided, skewed; wrong uk, 1898 • It went boss-eyed for a number of reasons— Dave Courtney, Dodgy Dave's Little Black Book, p. 92, 2001 boss game noun a highly developed, status-conscious sense of ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
boss-eyed adjective Cross-eyed or having only one eye. 1860-. I. &P. OPIE It is unlucky for a cross-eyed woman to look at you . . .When somebody who is boss- eyed goes by you spit on the ground (1959). [Origin uncertain; cf. Brit dialect boss  ...
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
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Belgravia
monic meeting afterwards, at which the Excruciating Jerry Jumps will preside, faced by Boss-eyed Wickens. N.B. For a charitable purpose. " It's to pay a lawyer to defend Downy Joe Kempleby, who's in trouble for burglary," Policeman Omega  ...
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1871
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Belgravia: A London Magazine
monic meeting afterwards, at which the Excruciating Jerry Jumps will preside, faced by Boss-eyed Wickens. N.B. For a charitable purpose. " It's to pay a lawyer to defend Downy Joe Kempleby, who's in trouble for burglary," Policeman Omega  ...
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Mercy Lane (pb)
Sort of tall and distinguished, with funny eyes—” “Do you mean he's boss-eyed?” asked Leonard who was relieved that the menace of a master had been averted. “Don't be stupid, Leonard,” put in Mr. Shepard. Your mother means he's got ...
Alan Gould, 2009
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A Party for the Girls: Six Stories
Without them his eyes looked funny, not only boss-eyed, but naked somehow, as if they had peeled. Janey was still holding his glasses while the man got busy with the rope and all Biff could do was to lie there groping with his hands and trying ...
Herbert Ernest Bates, 1988
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Dialect, Culture, and Society in Eastern Arabia: Glossary
B-L-Q ablag /adj fem balga pl nr/ boss- eyed, goggle-eyed. inta u hadd-ik! sarat ' ora, sarat balga it was just a matter of luck! she (= your wife) might turn out to be one-eyed or boss-eyed. HANZ 90: bilgat 'en-ah he had a protruding eye-ball.
Clive Holes, 2001
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The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang
A bad aim: see BOSS, n. and v., (to) miss. ca 1870–1914; extant in dial. cf. BOSS, n., 4, and BOSS-EYED. bossers . Spectacies: ca 1870–1910. Prob. ex BOSS- EYED. bossy , adj. Over-fond of acting as leader or of giving orders: late C.19–20.
Eric Partridge, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOSS-EYED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term boss-eyed is used in the context of the following news items.
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The gripping story of Action Man and the Hand of Bob
On occasion they would break and leave Action Man tragically boss-eyed. The design department was, as you'd imagine, a buzzing place to ... «Leicester Mercury, Jun 15»
2
Sauna Youth
Distractions will leave you breathless, awakened, boss-eyed and smiling. This is the template UK guitar bands should be using in the future. «Soundblab, Jun 15»
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Cara Delevingne interview
She invented the boss-eyed selfie. Now add point number five to the list: she can act. No smirking. The 22-year-old is brilliant in the new British ... «TimeOutDubai.com, Apr 15»
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Pop Pups: Black Moth
He was the runt of his litter, a little golden god, boss-eyed and rolling around like a maniac. He told me he was a streetwalkin' cheetah with a ... «The 405, Apr 15»
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John Delaney acting in a manner unbefitting for the position he holds
Whether it's appearing boss-eyed drunk with supporters in Poland or submitting to the ludicrous John the Baptist documentary or picking a fight ... «Irish Times, Nov 14»
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The Bottom Shelf: Halloween horror special
The boss-eyed new Melvin is pure Troma: shambling, horrible to look at and most definitely not safe for work. Leading his former tormentors to ... «Den Of Geek, Oct 14»
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Kevin Nolan's Match Report: Charlton v Birmingham City (04/10/14)
While the details are in the eye of the beholder (bearing in mind, of course, that managerial beholders are often boss-eyed), the legalities of the ... «Greenwich.co.uk, Oct 14»
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The stars who bare all in a love letter
Think: a boss-eyed John Donne attempts the mile-high club. At times, it is the recipient rather than the sender who is banal. Allies of Edith ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 14»
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Secrets and stories from London's Talking Statues
Yes, I am boss-eyed. Yes, I have foul breath. And bad teeth. John Wilkes, Fetter Lane Enlightenment rogue, high-society wit and the 'ugliest ... «Time Out London, Aug 14»
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Boris Johnson's top 50 quotes
“I can hardly condemn UKIP as a bunch of boss-eyed, foam-flecked Euro hysterics, when I have been sometimes not far short of boss-eyed, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Boss-Eyed [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/boss-eyed>. Dec 2019 ».
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