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oeillade

[ œ-yad ]
/ œˈyad /
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noun, plural oeil·lades [œ-yad]. /œˈyad/. French.
an amorous glance; ogle.
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Origin of oeillade

First recorded in 1590–1600; from French; literally, “amorous glance; furtive glance”
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British Dictionary definitions for oeillade

oeillade
/ (ɜːˈjɑːd, French œjad) /

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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