- having bushy or overhanging eyebrows
- frowning; scowling
Origin of beetle-browedMiddle English bitelbrouwed from uncertain or unknown; perhaps bitel, sharp, cruel + brouwe, brow
Having thick, prominent or projecting eyebrows.
Origin of beetle-browedMiddle 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 beetle 1. or from bitel sharp ( probably from Old English bitol biting ) ( from Old English bite bite ); see bit 2. brouwed ( from brow brow ; see brow . )