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/.
Origin of eavesdrop
Examples from the Web for eavesdropper
Historical Examples of eavesdropper
If you care to be an eavesdropper you must have a knowledge of Gaelic to be one effectively.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Betide what might, it was not for Garnache to play the eavesdropper.St. Martin's Summer
There's no need of mincing the matter; we need fear no eavesdropper here.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
"God forbid I should act as eavesdropper," exclaimed the passenger.A Romance of the West Indies
This eavesdropper knew their arrangements for the night ride.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
verb -drops, -dropping or -dropped
Word Origin for eavesdrop
c.1600, probably a back-formation from eavesdropper. Related: Eavesdropping.