Boss-Eyed




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Boss-Eyed : Phrases



Meaning:

Cross-eyed or squinty.


Origin:

This first appears in the 19th century. It is defined in John Camden Hotten's The Slang Dictionary, 1869 as:


"Boss-eyed - a person with one eye, or rather with one eye injured".


The 1887 edition of Notes and Queries says - "To boss is schoolboy slang for 'to miss'."


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