oeillade

[œ-yad]

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

an amorous glance; ogle.

Nearby words

  1. oedipus rex,
  2. oedometer,
  3. oeec,
  4. oehlenschläger,
  5. oeil-de-boeuf,
  6. oem,
  7. oeneus,
  8. oeno-,
  9. oenochoe,
  10. oenology

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British Dictionary definitions for oeillade

oeillade

noun

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

oeillade

n.

"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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