shufty

shufti

/ (ˈʃʊftɪ, ˈʃʌftɪ) /

noun plural -ties

British slang a look; peep

Word Origin for shufty

C20: from Arabic
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Word Origin and History for shufty

shufty


n.

also shufti "a look, a glance," 1943, from Arabic shufti "have you seen?"

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