a set of words automatically omitted from a computer search, concordance, or index, usu. the most frequent words, which would slow down processing or make results less satisfactory; also written stoplist
A stop list, or negative dictionary is a device used in automatic indexing to filter out words that would make poor index terms.
Your roommate isn't going to give you the stink eye just for growing out a beard or staying at a co-ed's apartment past curfew.
Hilton danced in a corner by herself while her then-boyfriend, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, gave her the stink eye.
"dirty look," by 1972, perhaps from Hawaiian slang.