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squinny

[ skwin-ee ]
/ ˈskwɪn i /
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verb (used without object), squin·nied, squin·ny·ing.
to squint.
noun, plural squin·nies.
a squint.
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Origin of squinny

1595–1605; perhaps equivalent to squin- (<Dutch schuin oblique, aslant) + -yeye
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How to use squinny in a sentence

  • 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.

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

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

    Men's Wives|William Makepeace Thackeray
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