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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Translations

Peeping Tom

[ˌpiːpɪŋˈtɒm] Nmirón m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

Peeping Tom

nSpanner m (inf), → Voyeur m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Peeping Tom

[ˌpiːpɪŋˈtɒm] nguardone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
We had agreed to start with the sun on the morrow, so as to get clear of possible Peeping Toms; and when good-nights had been said, and I was once more swinging towards my inn, it seemed but an hour or two, as indeed it was, before I heard four o'clock drowsily announced through my bedroom door, and before I was once more striding along that river-bank all dew- silvered with last night's moonlight, the sun rubbing his great eye on the horizon, the whole world yawning through dainty bed-clothes of mist, and here and there a copse-full of birds congratulating themselves on their early rising.
"The ultimate ambition of Prime Minister Modi and the government is to become a peeping Tom and turn India into a nanny state," Singhvi told reporters here in an apparent reference to the recent mass e-surveillance notification of Union Home Ministry.
Detained at the Navotas police station, Mesina denied molesting the child and being a peeping tom, but admitted being drunk at the time.
Above, a tailor - peeping Tom - appears, before covering his eyes.
Furious critics at the time described it as "the nastiest film I have ever seen," and, "it's a long time since a film disgusted me as much as Peeping Tom - beastly picture".
She condemned the act and labelled the people who enjoyed looking at pictures as "peeping Toms."
The book supplies fresh readings of Nathaniel HawthorneAEs The Scarlet Letter, Charles DickensAEs The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Herman MelvilleAEs Typee, and Henry JamesAEs oIn the Cage.o The films analyzed are Alfred HitchcockAEs Rear Window, Michael PowellAEs Peeping Tom, and Francis Ford CoppolaAEs The Conversation.
Synopsis: When we read a novel or watch a film, we become Peeping Toms. Spying on fictional characters, we can enjoy observing their private lives and most intimate secrets while safe in the knowledge that they are totally unaware of us.
Mr Vaizey said: "I'm pleased to do my bit to ensure Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom continue drawing in the tourists for years to come.
"Peeping Tom" offences typically fall under prefecture-level law to prevent public nuisances and their applications require prosecutors to state exact locations of the crime.
A PEEPING Tom or voyeur is a person who gets pleasure from secretly watching others.
AT THE SAME TIME A WOAMN WAS TRYING TO OPEN A CASE OF CRIMEN INJURIA AGAINST A PEEPING TOM WHO WATCHED HER TAKE A BATH THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW.