peeper
I. noun Date: 1607 1. one that peeps; specifically voyeur 2. eye II. noun Date: circa 1611 1. one that makes a peeping sound 2. any of various tree frogs that peep shrilly; especially spring peeper

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  • Peeper — Peep er, n. 1. A chicken just breaking the shell; a young bird. [1913 Webster] 2. One who peeps; a prying person; a spy. [1913 Webster] Who s there? peepers, . . . eavesdroppers? J. Webster. [1913 Webster] 3. The eye; as, to close the peepers.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peeper — peeper1 [pē′pər] n. 1. a person who peeps or pries 2. Slang a) [pl.] the eyes ☆ b) a private detective peeper2 [pē′pər] n. 1. a person or thing that peeps, cheeps, chirps, etc. ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • peeper — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peeper — peeper1 /pee peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that emits or utters a peeping sound. 2. Northeastern U.S. any of several frogs having a peeping call, esp. the spring peeper. [1585 95; PEEP2 + ER1] peeper2 /pee peuhr/, n. 1. a person who peeps in an …   Universalium

  • peeper —    a private detective    They were at one time frequently involved in the observation of adultery:     Merely an ex cop trying to hustle a living. That s tall talk for a peeper. (Macdonald, 1952) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • peeper — peeper1 noun 1》 a person who peeps, especially in a voyeuristic way. 2》 (peepers) informal a person s eyes. peeper2 (also spring peeper) noun a small North American tree frog, the males of which sing in early spring. [Hyla crucifer.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • peeper — I peep•er [[t]ˈpi pər[/t]] n. 1) a person who peeps in a prying manner; voyeur 2) sts peepers, Slang. the eyes • Etymology: 1645–55 II peep•er [[t]ˈpi pər[/t]] n. ram dial. spring peeper • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • peeper — noun a) The eye. More commonly used in the plural. Check out the gorgeous peepers on that guy! b) Someone who peeps …   Wiktionary

  • Peeper — Визирное устройство (напр. для контроля точности приводки) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • peeper — peep·er pē pər n VOYEUR …   Medical dictionary

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