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Origin of squint

1350–1400 for earlier adv. sense; 1570–80 for adj. senses; Middle English; aphetic variant of asquint

OTHER WORDS FROM squint

squinter, nounsquint·ing·ly, adverbsquint·ing·ness, nounun·squint·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for squint

squint
/ (skwɪnt) /

verb

noun

adjective

having a squint
informal crooked; askew

Derived forms of squint

squinter, nounsquinty, adjective

Word Origin for squint

C14: short for asquint
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Medical definitions for squint

squint
[ skwĭnt ]

n.

strabismus
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