The definition of a leer is a long glance showing malicious intent.(noun)
An example of a leer is a glare at someone right before you steal some of their belongings.
Leer is defined as to look with a sneaky expression.(verb)
An example of leer is to glare at something infuriating.
See leer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ME lere, cheek < OE hleor: in sense “look over one's cheek, look askance”
See leer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb leered, leer·ing, leers
Origin: Probably from obsolete leer, cheek
Origin: , from Middle English ler
Origin: , from Old English hlēor; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.
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