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Definition of the noun peeping tom

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  1. a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others

Alternative definition of the noun peeping tom


  1. A person who watches another without the other's permission and usually without the other's knowledge, especially for the purpose of deriving sexual pleasure from the sight of the other.


  1. "Peeping Tom" is a 1960 British thriller/horror film directed by Michael Powell and written by the World War II cryptographer and polymath Leo Marks. The title derives from the slang expression 'peeping Tom' describing a voyeur. The film revolves around a serial killer who murders women while using a portable movie camera to record their dying expressions of terror.
  2. "Peeping Tom" is a film.
    • country: Germany
    • language: German Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (18 years ago)
  3. "Peeping Tom" is a 2013 short film directed by Jan Troell.
    • country: Sweden
    • released in (7 years ago)
  4. "Peeping Tom" a.k.a. "Peeping Tom!" is a film, directed by Thor Stephens.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (19 years ago)
  5. "Peeping Tom" is a film, directed by Ferdinand Zecca.


  1. Peeping Tom is a fictional character from the 2004 film Garden State.
  2. Peeping Tom is a fictional character from the 1980 film Encounters of the Spooky Kind.

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

The term peeping is often used to describe the act of voyeurism, and a voyeur is sometimes referred to as a “peeping Tom.” This reference stems from the 11th- century legend of Lady Godiva, who rode a white horse naked through the streets ...

Google previewCambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2008)

peeping Tom noun [C] disapproving a man who tries to secretly watch women when they are wearing no clothes peepshow /' pi:p.

Google previewA New Dictionary of Eponyms (1997)

by Morton S. Freeman

PEEPING TOM, LADY GODIVA There are many versions of the famous ride of Lady Godiva. But the one that is most often ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media Violence (2013)

One-Volume Set by Matthew S. Eastin

Such sexual voyeurism also can constitute a crime under Peeping Tom laws. These laws, which exist in every state in the United States, frequently target peering through windows, doors, or other openings ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Peeping Tom (old cant), still in use. A man who U mighty particular in peering, peaking, and) prying about, especially to perceive maids undressing or undrest, when they, poor innocents, deem themselves unseen. — The Comical Critick.

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Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been. (Jim Bishop)
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