What Are Bedroom Eyes?

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Bedroom eyes refer to a heavy-lidded or half-shut eye, reminiscent of a hazy, dreamy look shared during intimate moments. It's also sometimes used to describe when a person looks at another with sexual longing or a method of putting on eye makeup that makes a woman look seductive.


According to the Oxford Dictionary of Slang, the term bedroom eyes originated in 1947.

Also refers to:


Marilyn Monroe's signature look was her bedroom eyes.

In the movie "Postcards from the Edge" the Doris Mann character says:

"I was just being friendly. And I don't care if he likes me or not, your friend in there with the bedroom eyes."