beetle-browed(redirected from beetle-browedly)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to beetle-browedly: Steeple-crowned
Having thick, prominent or projecting eyebrows.
[Middle English bitel-brouwed , having grim brows, sullen, perhaps from bitil, betil, bug, beetle (from the resemblance of a pair of thick eyebrows to the tufted antennae of a cockchafer); see beetle1, or from bitel, sharp (probably from Old English *bitol, biting, from Old English bite, bite); see bit2 + brouwed (from brow, brow; see brow).]
1. having bushy or overhanging eyebrows
2. sullen in appearance; scowling