Definition of asquint in English:

asquint

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.’

Pronunciation

asquint

/ˈaskwint/ /ˈæskwɪnt/

adjective

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

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

Pronunciation

asquint

/ˈaskwint/ /ˈæskwɪnt/

Origin

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