verb (used without object), eaves·dropped, eaves·drop·ping.
verb (used with object), eaves·dropped, eaves·drop·ping.
noun Also eaves·drip [eevz-drip] /ˈivzˌdrɪp/.
Words nearby eavesdrop
Origin of eavesdrop
OTHER WORDS FROM eavesdropeaves·drop·per, nounan·ti·eaves·drop·ping, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for eaves-dropping
If we are going to talk of these things we had better go where there is no chance of eaves-dropping.The Threatening Eye|Edward Frederick Knight
Just at this juncture, the eaves-dropping by-stander who furnishes the mem.
We don't interfere; there is no eaves-dropping, or prying behind the curtain.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
Eaves-dropping has been universally condemned, and "listeners," they say, "never hear good of themselves."All-Hallow Eve; or, The Test of Futurity.|Robert Curtis
"Who's eaves-dropping, now," added he, as Mary came suddenly upon him from behind a neighboring shrub.The Elm Tree Tales|F. Irene Burge Smith