peeper

noun (1)
peep·​er | \ ˈpē-pər How to pronounce peeper (audio) \

Definition of peeper

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that peeps specifically : voyeur
2 : eye

peeper

noun (2)

Definition of peeper (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of peeper

Noun (1)

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of peeper was circa 1586

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3 Sep 2020

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“Peeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peeper. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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peeper

noun
peep·​er | \ ˈpē-pər How to pronounce peeper (audio) \

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