Twire Definition

verb

(intransitive) To glance shyly or slyly; look askance; make eyes; leer; peer; pry.

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(intransitive) To twinkle; sparkle; wink.

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To twist; twirl.
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noun

A sly glance; a leer.

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A twisted filament; a thread.

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Other Word Forms of Twire

Noun

Singular:
twire
Plural:
twires

Origin of Twire

  • Perhaps from a dialectal form of *twere, from Middle English *tweren, from Old English þweran (“to stir”) (found in compound āþweran (“to agitate, stir”)), from Proto-Germanic *þweraną (“to stir”), from Proto-Indo-European *twer- (“to turn, twirl, swirl, move”). Cognate with Bavarian zweren (“to stir”). Compare twirk, twirl.

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  • From Middle English *twir, *twirn, from Old English *twirn, *tweorn (“twine, thread”), from Proto-Germanic *twiznaz (“thread”), from Proto-Indo-European *duwo- (“two”). Cognate with Dutch tweern (“thread”), German Zwirn (“thread, twine”), Old English twīn (“twine”). More at twine.

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  • From Middle English twiren (“to peep out, pry about, twinkle, glance, gleam”), cognate with Middle High German zwieren (“to spy”), Bavarian zwiren, zwieren (“to spy, glance”). Perhaps related to Old English twinclian (“to twinkle”). More at twinkle.

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