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[skwin-ee] /ˈskwɪn i/
verb (used without object), squinnied, squinnying.
to squint.
noun, plural squinnies.
a squint.
Origin of squinny
1595-1605; perhaps equivalent to squin- (< Dutch schuin oblique, aslant) + -y eye Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Dame Goody saw that it had squinny eyes just like its father.

  • squinny Peters (plain drunk—five bob or the risin'), who is peculiar for always paying his fine, elects to take it out this time.

  • Will you ask your honourable and gallant friend, the Captain, to drive home Mr. squinny to Brompton?

    Men's Wives William Makepeace Thackeray
  • What makes you think she'd be seen dead with either one of you two squinny old lobsters?

    The Wooing of Calvin Parks Laura E. Richards

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