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

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 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops adopted a national charter in Dallas in 2002 to crack down on perv priests. John Annese, New York Daily News, 16 Apr. 2024 Suddenly, however, Marie blacks out and wakes up in Rufus’ room with the psychic perv standing in front of her naked, clearly planning to assault her. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 6 Oct. 2023 Blowing dollar-store pop & lock combos, making perv faces while ten third-graders dance backup, Spinner Man! Jonathan Rowe, Spin, 22 Aug. 2023 Stewart shoving her hands down Mortenson’s throat, and more glossy organs than a megachurch — would cause Cannes to pull another Crash with the French fainting in droves before standing back up and calling Cronenberg a psycho perv. Vulture, 27 May 2022 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, 12 July 2018 If people have these internal pervs and act upon them, there will be consequences, rather than promotions. A.d. Amorosi, Philly.com, 1 Nov. 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, 17 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perv was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Perv.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perv. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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