Definition of asquint in English:


Syllabification: a·squint
Pronunciation: /əˈskwint

adverb & adjective

  • With a glance to one side or from the corner of the eyes: [as adverb]: a woman looked asquint at me
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    • And Peter, tie askew and eyes asquint, still looks as right in the role as the cigar that he occasionally lights but rarely puffs looks between his teeth.


Middle English: perhaps from a-2 'on' + a Low German or Dutch word related to modern Dutch schuinte 'slant'.

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