side-eye

noun
\ˈsīd-ˌī \
variants: or less commonly side eye

Definition of side-eye 

: a sidelong glance or gaze especially when expressing scorn, suspicion, disapproval, or veiled curiosity The guy who stole your heart as the class clown can seem like just a clown out of his original context, like when people are giving him side-eye for cracking lame jokes in the hostess line.— Lauren Panariello often used with the … the singular focus on results washes away concerns about getting the side-eye from a colleague judging you for not being in your cubicle …The Chicago Tribune

Other Words from side-eye

side-eye verb, transitive + intransitive
She wears clothes that would have Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope side-eyeing in envy. — Kevin Fallon

First Known Use of side-eye

1797, in the meaning defined above

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