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asquint

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Pronunciation: /əˈskwɪnt
 
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Definition of asquint in English:

adverb& adjective

With a glance to one side or from the corner of the eyes: [as adverb]: a woman looked asquint at me
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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