peeper

1 of 2

noun (1)

peep·​er ˈpē-pər How to pronounce peeper (audio)
1
: one that peeps
specifically : voyeur
2
: eye

peeper

2 of 2

noun (2)

1
: one that makes a peeping sound
2
: any of various tree frogs that peep shrilly
especially : spring peeper

Examples of peeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The peeper was released on bond, and his fate now rests in the courts. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 9 May 2024 Looking to get the clearest view without hurting those peepers? Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 3 Apr. 2024 Officers conducting surveillance for a serial peeper at Monterey hotels arrested a 33-year-old man seen crawling onto a hotel roof to peer in windows, California police reported. Don Sweeney, Sacramento Bee, 8 Apr. 2024 For petal peepers like me, this was the Super Bowl, Christmas morning and Mardi Gras rolled into one long vibrant season. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2024 Humans have serviceable vision for the purposes of navigating during the day, spotting friend and foe in the distance, and reading online articles; as such, our peepers comprise around 0.003 percent of our total mass as adults. Max Bennett, Discover Magazine, 23 Feb. 2024 The more obvious one, given those titular peepers, is that Mizu had a white father, rendering her an impure monster to her countrymen. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 9 Nov. 2023 These sunnies also have side shields, further protecting your peepers from harm. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 27 July 2023 Chances are good that whatever color their peepers were at birth won't last. Parents Editors, Parents, 7 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of peeper was circa 1586

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Cite this Entry

“Peeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peeper. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

peeper

1 of 2 noun
peep·​er ˈpē-pər How to pronounce peeper (audio)
: any of various tree frogs that peep
especially : spring peeper

peeper

2 of 2 noun
1
: one that peeps
especially : peeping tom
2

Medical Definition

peeper

noun
peep·​er ˈpē-pər How to pronounce peeper (audio)
: voyeur

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