Origin of squinchvariant, variety of scunch, contr. ; from Late Middle English scuncheon ; from Old French escoinson ; from es- (; from Classical Latin ex-) + coin, corner: see coin
- to squint (the eyes)
- to pucker or screw up (the face, nose, brow, etc.)
- to squeeze or compress
Origin of squinch; from squint + (p)inch
- to squint, pucker, or contort
- to crouch down or draw oneself together so as to seem smaller
- to flinch
Origin of squinchAlteration of scuncheon, from Middle English sconchon, from Old French escoinson : es-, out of (from Latin ex-; see ex–) + coin, angle, wedge; see coin.
transitive verbsquinched, squinch·ing, squinch·es
Origin of squinchAlteration of squint.
(third-person singular simple present squinches, present participle squinching, simple past and past participle squinched)
- to scrunch up (one's face)