Peeping Tom

noun
\ -ˈtäm How to pronounce Peeping Tom (audio) \

Definition of Peeping Tom

: a pruriently prying person : voyeur

Other Words from Peeping Tom

Peeping Tomism \ -​ˈtä-​ˌmi-​zəm How to pronounce Peeping Tomism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Peeping Tom

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom, legendary citizen of Coventry who watched Lady Godiva riding naked

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The first known use of Peeping Tom was in 1769

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“Peeping Tom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peeping%20Tom. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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Peeping Tom

noun
Peep·​ing Tom | \ ˌpē-piŋ-ˈtäm How to pronounce Peeping Tom (audio) \

Medical Definition of Peeping Tom

: a pruriently prying person : voyeur

Other Words from Peeping Tom

Peeping Tomism \ -​ˈtäm-​ˌiz-​əm How to pronounce Peeping Tomism (audio) \ noun

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