leer

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1leer

verb \ˈlir\

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

Full Definition of LEER

intransitive verb
:  to cast a sidelong glance; especially :  to give a leer
leer·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of LEER

  1. She complained that some disgusting man was leering at her.
  2. He gave her a leering look.

Origin of LEER

probably from obsolete leer cheek
First Known Use: 1530

2leer

noun

Definition of LEER

:  a lascivious, knowing, or wanton look

First Known Use of LEER

1598

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