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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