Meaning of asquint in English:

asquint

Pronunciation /əˈskwɪnt/

adverb

  • With a glance to one side or from the corner of the eyes.

    ‘a woman looked asquint at me’
    • ‘And Peter, tie askew and eyes asquint, still looks as right in the role as the cigar that he occasionally lights but rarely puffs looks between his teeth.’

adjective

  • Glancing to one side or from the corner of the eyes.

    • ‘‘I don't understand,’ Bridget told her with an asquint look’

Origin

Middle English perhaps from a-‘on’ + a Low German or Dutch word related to modern Dutch schuinte ‘slant’.