[ leer ]
/ lɪər /

adjective British Dialect.

having no burden or load.
faint for lack of food; hungry.


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Origin of leer

before 1050; Middle English lere, Old English gelǣr; cognate with German leer empty
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British Dictionary definitions for leerer

/ (lɪə) /


(intr) to give an oblique, sneering, or suggestive look or grin


such a look

Derived forms of leer

leering, adjective, nounleeringly, adverb

Word Origin for leer

C16: perhaps verbal use of obsolete leer cheek, from Old English hlēor
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