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
Examples from the Web for eavesdropper
There was a fanciful suggestion of the eavesdropper about the creature; his attitude was almost furtive.The Hound From The North|Ridgwell Cullum
But we could not incarcerate George Prince for being an eavesdropper.Brigands of the Moon|Ray Cummings
All these things he thought as he waited, gripping the door-knob and listening fiercely for a sign of the eavesdropper.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
This man is no eavesdropper; your evil secrets have only a sobering and a saddening and a silencing effect upon him.Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
In any case I could not continue to play the part of an eavesdropper.The Guerilla Chief|Mayne Reid