Peep show
Peep Peep, n. 1. The cry of a young chicken; a chirp. [1913 Webster]

2. First outlook or appearance. [1913 Webster]

Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

3. A sly look; a look as through a crevice, or from a place of concealment. [1913 Webster]

To take t' other peep at the stars. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any small sandpiper, as the least sandpiper ({Trigna minutilla}). (b) The European meadow pipit ({Anthus pratensis}). [1913 Webster]

{Peep show}, a small show, or object exhibited, which is viewed through an orifice or a magnifying glass.

{Peep-o'-day boys}, the Irish insurgents of 1784; -- so called from their visiting the house of the loyal Irish at day break in search of arms. [Cant] [1913 Webster]


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  • peep-show — [ pipʃo ] n. m. • v. 1980; mot angl. « spectacle osé, risqué » ♦ Établissement qui propose la location de cabines individuelles où l on peut voir, à travers une vitre, un spectacle pornographique. ⇒ mirodrome. Des peep shows. ● peep show, peep… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Peep-show — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Peep Show (album) et Peep Show (série télévisée). Un Peep show est, en anglais, un spectacle vu à travers une ouverture. En français cependant, cela désigne plus spécifiquement des spectacles érotiques ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Peep Show — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Peep Show (album) et Peep Show (série télévisée). Un Peep show est, en anglais, un spectacle vu à travers une ouverture. En français cependant, cela désigne plus spécifiquement des spectacles érotiques ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Peep-Show — Sf (Kabinen mit einer durch ein kleines Fenster gegen Entgelt zu betrachtenden nackten Frau) per. Wortschatz grupp. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. peep show, zu ne. peep durch eine kleine Öffnung sehen , dessen weitere Herkunft nicht… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • peep-show — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} spettacolo erotico al quale si assiste da cabine individuali attraverso una feritoia o uno specchio che permette di non essere visti | locale in cui si effettua tale spettacolo {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1983. ETIMO …   Dizionario italiano

  • peep show — (izg. pȋp šȍu) m DEFINICIJA razg. erotska predstava (ob. striptiz) koju gledatelji, svaki iz posebne kabine, kako bi ostali neviđeni, gledaju kroz otvor; vrijeme je ograničeno iznosom ubačene kovanice/žetona ETIMOLOGIJA engl. ≃ peep: viriti + v.… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • peep show — peep′ show n. 1) mot a short, usu. erotic film shown in a coin operated machine equipped with a projector 2) a display of objects or pictures viewed through a small opening usu. fitted with a magnifying lens • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • peep show — ► NOUN ▪ a form of entertainment in which pictures are viewed through a lens or hole set into a box …   English terms dictionary

  • peep show — n. 1. a pictured scene or group of objects, as in a box, viewed through a small opening, sometimes with a magnifying lens 2. an erotic or pornographic film viewed through a coin operated device …   English World dictionary

  • Peep show — A peep show or peepshow is an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass. This may or may not be a sex show, although the latter kind has eventually become the most common usage of the term since the advent… …   Wikipedia

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