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[glee]Scot. and North England
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verb (used without object)
  1. to squint or look with one eye.
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noun
  1. a squint.
  2. an imperfect eye, especially one with a cast.
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Origin of glee2

1250–1300; Middle English glien, gleen; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse gljā to shine
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British Dictionary definitions for gleeing

glee

noun
  1. great merriment or delight, often caused by someone else's misfortune
  2. a type of song originating in 18th-century England, sung by three or more unaccompanied voicesCompare madrigal (def. 1)
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Word Origin

Old English gléo; related to Old Norse glӯ
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Word Origin and History for gleeing

glee

n.

Old English gliu, gliw "entertainment, mirth, jest, play, sport," presumably from a Proto-Germanic *gleujam but absent in other Germanic languages except for the rare Old Norse gly "joy;" probably related to glad. A poetry word in Old English and Middle English, obsolete c.1500-c.1700, it somehow found its way back to currency late 18c. In Old English, an entertainer was a gleuman (female gleo-mægden). Glee club (1814) is from the secondary sense of "unaccompanied part-song" (1650s) as a form of musical entertainment.

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