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voy·eur

 (voi-yûr′)
n.
1. Psychology A person who derives sexual gratification from covert observation of an unsuspecting person who is naked, undressing, or engaging in sexual activity.
2. An enthusiastic observer of sordid or sensational subjects.

[French, from Old French, one who lies in wait, from voir, to see, from Latin vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

voy·eur′ism n.
voy′eur·is′tic adj.
voy′eur·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

voyeurism

the compulsion to seek sexual gratification by secretively looking at sexual objects or acts; the actions of a Peeping Tom. — voyeur, n.voyeuristic, adj.
See also: Behavior
the practice of gaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual acts, erotic pictures, etc. — voyeur, n. — voyeuristic, adj.
See also: Sex
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voyeurism - a perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behaviorvoyeurism - a perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behavior
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
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Translations

voyeurism

[vwɑːˈjɜːrɪzəm] Nvoyeurismo m, voyerismo m, mironismo 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

voyeurism

[ˈvwaɪərɪzəm] n
(as sexual practice)voyeurisme m
(= interest in people's private affairs) → voyeurisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

voyeurism

nVoyeurismus m, → Voyeurtum nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

voyeurism

[vwɑːˈjɜːrɪzm] nvoyeurismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

voy·eur·ism

n. voyeurismo, perversión sexual por la cual la contemplación de actos u órganos sexuales induce erotismo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

voyeurism

n voyeurismo
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Lee Hawthorne, 39, became one of the first people to be arrested under new voyeurism laws which came into force in April making it an offence to take a picture up a person's clothing.
Police said they were investigating a report of voyeurism after the device was found earlier this week at the famous Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.
The women were traced and he was charged with the voyeurism offences.
That's up from 141 instances of exposure or voyeurism recorded in our area over the same period the year before - an increase of 50%.
The figure, which comes from exclusive analysis of Home Office data, includes instances of 'upskirting',' which, until now, has come under the offences of voyeurism or outraging public decency.
A third of all crimes on oil rigs are voyeurism offences.
Police said the claims of voyeurism in relation to the find are historic.
Shaun Brown, 33, from Newport, was jailed at Cardiff Crown Court after he admitted voyeurism as well as making and distributing indecent images of children.
John Joseph Edwards was also found guilty of voyeurism but cleared of two charges of raping the woman.
Now he has been given a community order at Newcastle Crown Court after he admitted a charge of voyeurism and a judge order his telescope must be destroyed.
According to Home Office statistics there were a total of 383 cases of exposure and voyeurism in the 12 months to the end of September 2016.
Leila de Lima on Friday gained the support of her colleagues in the chamber as they decried the misogyny, sexism and voyeurism that several members of Congress exhibited at the House inquiry into the drug trade at the national penitentiary.