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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.]
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]
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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|Noun||1.||Peeping Tom - a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others|