Definition of give someone the hairy eyeball in English:

give someone the hairy eyeball


North American
  • Stare at someone in a disapproving or angry way, especially with one's eyelids partially lowered.

    ‘not one, but two security guards started giving me the hairy eyeball’
    • ‘It was where you were discussing the joys of nursing and referred to giving a woman giving her baby a bottle 'the hairy eyeball.'’
    • ‘He was talking about giving someone the hairy eyeball in the same way you would give someone a venereal disease.’
    • ‘Well, she had changed, she had an address that wasn't a motel room and a permanent somebody in her life, and it had been a long time since she'd caught any store clerks giving her the hairy eyeball in the shoplifting mirrors.’
    • ‘And he pushed me aside and said to one of the girls, a tall leggy brunette who'd always been giving him the hairy eyeball: ‘You show her!’’