\ ˈpərv How to pronounce perv (audio) \
plural pervs

Definition of perv

: pervert entry 2 … act as if the internet is a glorious information superhighway—rather than a faceless hangout for pervs and creeps.— Rob Story

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Examples of perv in a Sentence

an undercover officer visiting chat rooms in search of pervs preying on naive teens
Recent Examples on the Web Lej's mystical oracle, the Spirit Tree, has turned into a potty-mouthed perv, and the squad must jam a stick in its hole to stave off intergalactic ruin. Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader, "Adventures of Spirit Force Five," 12 July 2018 If people have these internal pervs and act upon them, there will be consequences, rather than promotions. A.d. Amorosi,, "The poetic, political Tori Amos won't stand for 'these internal pervs'," 1 Nov. 2017 Scientists who dream of transplanting organs from pigs into people have long faced a nagging question: What about PERVs? Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "CRISPR slices virus genes out of pigs, but will it make organ transplants to humans safer?," 10 Aug. 2017 Back home, where the couples have been hosting dinner parties to keep in touch, this perv is already haunting special-ed schools trolling for another victim. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction," 17 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of perv

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Perv.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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