Definition of Squinny

1. Verb. to squint ¹



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Definition of Squinny

1. squinty [v -NIED, -NYING, -NIES] - See also: squinty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squinny

squinancy
squinancywort
squinantic
squinch
squinched
squinches
squinching
squinied
squinies
squink
squinks
squinnied
squinnier
squinnies
squinniest
squinny
squinnying
squinsies
squinsy
squint
squint-a-pipes
squint-eye
squint-eyed
squint hook
squint like a bag of nails
squinted
squinter
squinters
squintest
squintier

Literary usage of Squinny

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1. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"Mr. Squinny will not give much for my opinion of my pupil, ... Can't Mr. Squinny get a cab 1 " For a moral man, was not the little knight a clever ..."

2. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"Squinny-gutt, a thin person. Also to look askew or jeeringly, with the eye-lids nearly closed. Thus poor old Lear— Dost thou ..."

3. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"Perhaps it is to be considered as a dimin. of squander. The fuel or the candle is unprofitable wasted. Squinny, r. 1. To look asquint. ..."

4. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"Ex. " Child, do not squinny your eyes so." 2. To cause to look asquint. To produce that uneasy sensation, which is produced by objects obliquely and ..."

5. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"Thus poor old Lear— Dost thou squinny at me ? iv. 6. ... Nares merely gives " Squinny, a colloquial change of the verb to squint;" and the above quotation ..."

6. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"Mr. Squinny will not give much for my opinion of my pupil, but he will value ... He had bought Mr. Squinny for a dinner worth ten shillings, and for a ride ..."

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