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Leery of leers?

Q: I was recently struck by two words that seemed related, but didn’t have an apparent connection in meaning: “leer” and “leery.” I found that interesting. So what’s with these words? A: As it turns out, “leer” and “leery,” two words with negative connotations, began life innocently in Anglo-Saxon times, though their Old English ancestors... ? Read More: Leery of leers?
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