A person that looks good from a distance, but with a closer look (or via SQUINTING), is revealed to be much less attractive. Often confused with beergoggles, but is not a function of alcohol, only of unsatisfactory distance. First coined by John M. in 1998
I was at a club last night and saw this hottie across the dance floor. But when I was about 10 ft away from her, I saw she was a squinter so I bailed.