oeillade

noun

oeil·​lade
ˌər-ˈyäd,
ˌə-,
œ- How to pronounce oeillade (audio)
: a glance of the eye
especially : ogle

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Word History

Etymology

Middle French œillade, from oeil eye, from Old French oil, from Latin oculus — more at eye

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oeillade was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Oeillade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oeillade. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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