Definition of asquint in English:

asquint

adjective & adverb

  • With a glance to one side or from the corner of the eyes.

    [as adverb] ‘a woman looked asquint at me’
    • ‘And Peter, tie askew and eyes asquint, still looks as right in the role as the cigar that he occasionally lights but rarely puffs looks between his teeth.’

Origin

Middle English: perhaps from a- on + a Low German or Dutch word related to modern Dutch schuinte slant.

Pronunciation:

asquint

/əˈskwint/