[ skwin-ee ]
/ ˈskwɪn i /

verb (used without object), squin·nied, squin·ny·ing.

to squint.

noun, plural squin·nies.

a squint.

Nearby words

  1. squilla,
  2. squillagee,
  3. squillion,
  4. squinancy,
  5. squinch,
  6. squint,
  7. squint-eyed,
  8. squinting modifier,
  9. squinty,
  10. squirarchy

Origin of squinny

1595–1605; perhaps equivalent to squin- (< Dutch schuin oblique, aslant) + -y eye

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Examples from the Web for squinny

  • What makes you think she'd be seen dead with either one of you two squinny old lobsters?

    The Wooing of Calvin Parks|Laura E. Richards
  • Dame Goody saw that it had squinny eyes just like its father.

  • Will you ask your honourable and gallant friend, the Captain, to drive home Mr. Squinny to Brompton?

    Men's Wives|William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Squinny Peters (plain drunk—five bob or the risin'), who is peculiar for always paying his fine, elects to take it out this time.