Entertainment Love and Romance What Are Bedroom Eyes? Share PINTEREST Email Print peter zelei/E+/Getty Images Love and Romance Relationships Divorce Teens LGBTQ Friendship By Bonny Albo Bonny Albo Twitter College of the Rockies Bonny Albo is a dating expert, author, and writer with over 20 years of experience. Her writing appears on MyDomaine. She has also been quoted in CNN, the LA Times, the New York Times, and MSNBC and appeared on The W Network's television show The Audience. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 12/13/17 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. Etymology According to the Oxford Dictionary of Slang, the term bedroom eyes originated in 1947. Also refers to: [Swedish band] Bedroom Eyes [movie] Bedroom Eyes, 1984 Examples: 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."