[vwah-yur-iz-uh m, voi-, voi-uh-riz-]
- the practice of obtaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual objects or acts, especially secretively.
Origin of voyeurism
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Examples from the Web for voyeurism
Freundel was charged with six counts of voyeurism, a misdemeanor, and has surrendered his passport while awaiting trial.Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude
Steven I. Weiss
October 22, 2014
The tour, an exercise in voyeurism, grossed more than $131 million.Britney Spears and Jason Trawick: He’s Her Fiancé, Manager, and Conservator
September 11, 2012
The proliferation of communication technology now commonplace on remote expeditions has taken Everest voyeurism to new heights.Mount Everest Suffers From Too Many Climbers and Deteriorating Conditions
May 23, 2012
As my daughter Lizy once put it, “Voyeurism has caught up with exhibitionism.”Celebrity Memoir Glut
November 24, 2009
And, OK, there is some voyeurism, but of a kind that cuts deep into the culture.Philanderer in Chief
July 19, 2009
Word Origin and History for voyeurism
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The practice of being a voyeur.scopophilia
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[(voy-ur-iz-uhm, vwah-yur-iz-uhm, voy-uhr-iz-uhm)]
Deriving sexual satisfaction by secretly watching others undress or engage in sexual activity. (See peeping Tom.)
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