glad eye


noun Informal.

a friendly or interested glance, especially a flirtatious one.

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Origin of glad eye

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

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

    Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins
  • It's like an 'ippopotamus a-givin' the glad-eye to a canary.

    Adventures of Bindle|Herbert George Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for glad eye

glad eye

noun

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