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leer

play
verb \ˈlir\

Simple Definition of leer

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

Full Definition of leer

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

leer·ing·ly play \-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


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leer

noun

Definition of leer

  1. :  a lascivious, knowing, or wanton look



1598

First Known Use of leer

1598



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