ogled


ogled

verb (used with object), o·gled, o·gling.

  1. to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
  2. to eye; look or stare at.

verb (used without object), o·gled, o·gling.

  1. to look amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
  2. to look or stare.

noun

  1. an amorous, flirtatious, or impertinent glance or stare.

verb

  1. to look at (someone) amorously or lustfully
  2. (tr) to stare or gape at

noun

  1. a flirtatious or lewd look

v.1680s, probably from Low German oeglen, frequentative of oegen “look at,” from oege “eye,” from Proto-Germanic *augon-, from PIE *okw- “to see” (see eye (n.)). Related to Dutch ogen “to look at,” from oog “eye.” Related: Ogled; ogling. The noun meaning “an amorous glance” is attested from 1711; earlier it meant “an eye” (1700).

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