oeillade

oeillade

[œ-yad]
noun, plural oeillades [œ-yad] . French.
an amorous glance; ogle.
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oeillade (ɜːˈjɑːd, French œjad)
 
n
literary an amorous or suggestive glance; ogle
 
[C16: from French, from oeil eye, from Latin oculus + -ade as in fusillade]

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oeillade
an oogling stare, an amorous gaze, 1590s, from Fr. oellide (15c.), from oeil eye (from L. oculus, see eye) + -ade.
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