Origin of peeper1
- a person who peeps in an abnormally prying manner; a voyeur.
- peepers, Slang. the eyes.
Origin of peeper2
Examples from the Web for peeper
"You bet I'll keep a peeper on him," he bragged, reaching for his hat.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
You will not have much use of this peeper for a week or ten days to come.Lily Norris' Enemy
Why, I've been longing for years to learn how peeper frogs peep.Wilderness of Spring
Mrs. Spafford, a peeper through doors and keyholes, explained the schoolmarm's methods.Bunch Grass
Horace Annesley Vachell
I went back to the peeper screen just as Joey buzzed my signal again.Nor Iron Bars a Cage....
Gordon Randall Garrett
- a person who peeps
- (often plural) a slang word for eye 1 (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for peeper
1650s, "one who peeps," agent noun from peep (v.1). Slang meaning "eye" is c.1700. From 1590s as "young chicken" and 1857 as "tree frog" (American English), both from peep (v.2).