from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. With disapproval, suspicion, or distrust: "The area is so dirty that merchants report the tourists are looking askance” ( Chris Black).
- adv. With a sideways glance; obliquely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. With disapproval, skepticism, or suspicion.
- adv. Sideways; obliquely.
- adj. Turned to the side, especially of the eyes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy, or suspicion.
- transitive v. To turn aside.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sidewise; obliquely; out of the corner of the eye; askant.
- To turn aside, as the eyes.
- As if; as if (saying).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with suspicion or disapproval
- adv. with a side or oblique glance
- adj. (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare Dutch schuin, schuins, sideways, schuiven to shove, schuinte slope. Compare asquint. (Wiktionary)