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squinny

[skwin-ee]
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verb (used without object), squin·nied, squin·ny·ing.
  1. to squint.
noun, plural squin·nies.
  1. a squint.

Origin of squinny

1595–1605; perhaps equivalent to squin- (< Dutch schuin oblique, aslant) + -y eye
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Examples from the Web for squinny

Historical Examples

  • Dame Goody saw that it had squinny eyes just like its father.

    English Fairy Tales

    Anonymous

  • 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?


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