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Noun: black eye  blak I
  1. A swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    - shiner, mouse
  2. A bad reputation
    "his behaviour gave the whole family a black eye"
  3. An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    - reverse, reversal, setback, blow

Derived forms: black eyes

Type of: bruise, contusion, happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, reputation, repute

Encyclopedia: Black eye