noun, plural oeil·lades [œ-yad] /œˈyad/. French.

an amorous glance; ogle.

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British Dictionary definitions for oeillade



literary an amorous or suggestive glance; ogle

Word Origin for oeillade

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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