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glad eye

noun, Informal.
a friendly or interested glance, especially a flirtatious one.
Origin of glad eye
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "Well, there's ole Mac, always a-givin' the glad-eye to Millikins," explained Bindle.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • It's like an 'ippopotamus a-givin' the glad-eye to a canary.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for glad-eye

glad eye

(informal) an inviting or seductive glance (esp in the phrase give (someone) the glad eye)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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