peep show

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  1. a display of objects or pictures viewed through a small opening that is usually fitted with a magnifying lens.

  2. a short, usually erotic or titillating film shown in a coin-operated viewing machine equipped with a projector.

Origin of peep show

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for peepshow


/ (ˈpiːpˌʃəʊ) /

  1. Also called: raree show a small box with a peephole through which a series of pictures, esp of erotic poses, can be seen

  2. a booth from which a viewer can see a live nude model for a fee

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