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leer

play
verb \ˈlir\

Simple Definition of leer

  • : to look at someone in an evil or unpleasantly sexual way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of leer

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to cast a sidelong glance; especially :  to give a leer

leeringly

play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of leer in a sentence

  1. She complained that some disgusting man was leering at her.

  2. He gave her a leering look.



Origin and Etymology of leer

probably from obsolete leer cheek


First Known Use: 1530


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leer

noun

Definition of leer

  1. :  a lascivious, knowing, or wanton look



1598

First Known Use of leer

1598

Rhymes with leer

beer, bier, blear, cere, cheer, clear, dear, deer, Deere, drear, ear, fear, fere, fleer, gear, hear, here, jeer, mere, mir, near, peer, pier, Pierre, queer, rear, schmear, sear, seer, sere, shear, sheer, skirr, smear, sneer, spear, speer, sphere, steer, tear, tier, Trier, Tyr, veer, weir, year


LEER Defined for Kids

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leer

play
verb \ˈlir\

Definition of leer for Students

leered

leering

  1. :  to look with an unpleasant, mean, or eager glance




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leer

play
noun

Definition of leer for Students

  1. :  an unpleasant, mean, or eager glance




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