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squint-eyed

[skwint-ahyd]
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adjective
  1. affected with or characterized by strabismus.
  2. looking obliquely or askance.
  3. manifesting a malicious, envious, or spiteful attitude or disposition: squint-eyed with vengefulness and blind to reason.

Origin of squint-eyed

First recorded in 1580–90
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  • That squint-eyed Augustine who had to look after the stoves was to eat off her knees.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • That squint-eyed Augustine almost burst, the joke seemed to her so funny.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Squint-eyed Augustine set up a hen-cackling when she heard this.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • The woman and the squint-eyed man dragged Ruth into the bush.

  • "And I didn't touch it," interposed the squint-eyed lad quickly.


British Dictionary definitions for squint-eyed

squint-eyed

squinty-eyed

adjective
  1. having a squint
  2. looking sidelong
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