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peep show

a display of objects or pictures viewed through a small opening that is usually fitted with a magnifying lens.
a short, usually erotic or titillating film shown in a coin-operated viewing machine equipped with a projector.
Origin of peep show
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She has done with the peep show now, and I do not want her to be any longer associated with it.

    With Wolfe in Canada

    G. A. Henty
Slang definitions & phrases for peep show

peep show

noun phrase

  1. A supposedly private view, as if through a hole in the wall, of some forbidden sexual activity (1914+)
  2. Leg Show (1940s+)

[found by 1851 as ''an exhibition of pictures viewed through a lens in a small hole'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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