Peeping Tom


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peep·ing Tom

(pē′pĭng)
n.
A person who gets pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from secretly watching others; a voyeur.

[After the legendary Peeping Tom of Coventry, England, who was the only person to see the naked Lady Godiva.]

Peeping Tom

n
a man who furtively observes women undressing; voyeur
[C19: after the tailor who, according to legend, peeped at Lady Godiva when she rode naked through Coventry]

Peep′ing Tom′


n.
a person who obtains sexual gratification by observing others surreptitiously.
[1910–15; allusion to the man who peeped at Lady Godiva as she rode naked through Coventry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Peeping Tom - a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of othersPeeping Tom - a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
Translations

Peeping Tom

[ˌpiːpɪŋˈtɒm] Nmirón m

Peeping Tom

nSpanner m (inf), → Voyeur m

Peeping Tom

[ˌpiːpɪŋˈtɒm] nguardone m
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A PEEPING Tom who videoed women on his mobile phone was yesterday given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to attend a sex offenders programme.
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