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cut-eye

[Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian kout je idem HCEFD; calque on an African idiom, e.g. Banyan A kpot a mak ne me (lit. she cut her eyes on me) (Rickford 1976b:10) or Twi bu ani-kye (lit. cut eye-close) (K. Aboagye p.c.); but cf. also Brit. slang cut snub, avoid DHS] n. a scornful averted glance; one looks rudely at the other person, meeting his eyes, then rolls the eyes upwards while tossing the head to one side, "cutting" the other person out of one's sight: She give cut-eye (Nassau). (Gen.)

-v. in the phrase: cut your eye at somebody to makes scornful, averted glance: When the teacher beat her, she cut her eye at him (Nassau) (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-02-06 21:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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