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glad eye

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noun Informal.
  1. a friendly or interested glance, especially a flirtatious one.

Origin of glad eye

First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for glad eye

Historical Examples

  • It's like an 'ippopotamus a-givin' the glad-eye to a canary.

    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins

  • "Well, there's ole Mac, always a-givin' the glad-eye to Millikins," explained Bindle.

    Adventures of Bindle

    Herbert George Jenkins


British Dictionary definitions for glad eye

glad eye

noun
  1. informal an inviting or seductive glance (esp in the phrase give (someone) the glad eye)
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