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leer / li(ə)r/ • v. [intr.] look or gaze in an unpleasant, malicious, or lascivious way: bystanders were leering at the nude painting [as adj.] (leering) every leering eye in the room was on her. • n. an unpleasant, malicious, or lascivious look. DERIVATIVES: leer·ing·ly adv. ORIGIN: mid 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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leer look askance (now only with a sly or malign expression). XVI. Early leare, le(e)re, poss. f. leer sb. cheek (OE. hlēor), as if ‘to look over the cheek’.
Hence sb. XVI.

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leer (Ger.). Empty; applied to open str. of vn., etc.

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Leer

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