Definition of sidelings in English:

sidelings

adverb

Scottish
  • 1With a sideward movement; in a sidelong direction; = sideling. Now Scottish.

  • 2Scottish and English regional (northern). Indirectly; in an unstraightforward or indirect manner; with a sidelong look, especially one indicating suspicion or disapproval.

adjective

Scottish
  • Scottish. Moving or directed sideways; sidelong, oblique.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Robert Mannyng (d. c1338), poet and historian. From side + -lings.

Pronunciation

sidelings

/ˈsʌɪdlɪŋz/