- 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 beetle1, or from bitel, sharp (probably from Old English *bitol, biting, from Old English bite, bite); see bit2 + brouwed (from brow, brow; see brow).