slant

{{11}}slant (n.) 1650s, from SLANT (Cf. slant) (v.). Derogatory slang sense of "Oriental, slant-eyed person" is recorded from 1943, from earlier slant-eyes (1929).
{{12}}slant (v.) 1520s, "to strike obliquely" (against something), alteration of slenten "slip sideways" (c.1300), perhaps via a Scandinavian source (Cf. Sw. slinta "to slip," Norw. slenta "to fall on one side"), from P.Gmc. *slintanan. Sense of "to slope" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Slanted; slanting. The adjective/adverb is attested from late 15c. Slant rhyme attested from 1944.

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