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noun, plural oeil·lades [œ-yad] /œˈyad/. French.
  1. an amorous glance; ogle.
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British Dictionary definitions for oeillade


  1. literary an amorous or suggestive glance; ogle
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Word Origin

C16: from French, from oeil eye, from Latin oculus + -ade as in fusillade
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Word Origin and History for oeillade


"an oogling stare, an amorous gaze," 1590s, from French oeillide (15c.), from oeil "eye" (from Latin oculus, see eye (n.)) + -ade.

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