Definition of leer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//lɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//lɪr//
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an unpleasant look or smile that shows somebody is interested in a person in an evil or sexual way He looked at her with an evil leer. See related entries: Facial expressions Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the general sense ‘look sideways or askance’): perhaps from obsolete leer ‘cheek’, from Old English hlēor, as though the sense were ‘to glance over one's cheek’.
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