squinting modifier

noun

Definition of squinting modifier

: a modifier (such as often in "getting dressed often is a nuisance") so placed in a sentence that it can be interpreted as modifying either what precedes or what follows

First Known Use of squinting modifier

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squinting modifier was in 1924

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“Squinting modifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squinting%20modifier. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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