Definition of “black eye” - English Dictionary

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“black eye” in British English

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black eyenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌblæk ˈaɪ/ us /ˌblæk ˈaɪ/

an area of skin around the eye that has gone dark because it has been hit:

He had a fight at school and came home with a black eye.

(Definition of “black eye” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“black eye” in American English

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black eyenoun [ C ]

us /ˈblæk ˈɑɪ/

dark colored skin around the eye from being injured or hit:

fig. The controversy gave him a political black eye.

(Definition of “black eye” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)