[ leer ]
/ lɪər /
adjective British Dialect.
having no burden or load.
faint for lack of food; hungry.
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Origin of leer2
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 leerleering, adjective, nounleeringly, adverb
Word Origin for leer
C16: perhaps verbal use of obsolete leer cheek, from Old English hlēor
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