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voyeur

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noun voy·eur \vwä-ˈyər, vȯi-ˈər\

Simple Definition of voyeur

  • : a person who gets sexual pleasure from secretly watching other people have sex

  • : a person who likes seeing and talking or writing about something that is considered to be private

Full Definition of voyeur

  1. 1 :  one obtaining sexual gratification from observing unsuspecting individuals who are partly undressed, naked, or engaged in sexual acts; broadly :  one who habitually seeks sexual stimulation by visual means

  2. 2 :  a prying observer who is usually seeking the sordid or the scandalous

voy·eur·ism play \-ˌi-zəm\ noun
voy·eur·is·tic play \ˌvwä-(ˌ)yər-ˈis-tik, ˌvȯi-ər-\ adjective
voy·eur·is·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of voyeur

French, literally, one who sees, from Middle French, from voir to see, from Latin vidēre — more at wit


First Known Use: 1900


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voyeur

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noun voy·eur \vwä-ˈyər, vȯi-ˈər\

Medical Definition of voyeur

  1. :  one obtaining sexual gratification from observing unsuspecting individuals who are partly undressed, naked, or engaged in sexual acts; broadly :  one who habitually seeks sexual stimulation by visual means




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