peep show

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noun

a display of objects or pictures viewed through a small opening that is usually fitted with a magnifying lens.
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
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Word Origin and History for peep-show

peep-show


n.

1851 (not typically salacious until c.1914), from peep (v.1) + show (n.).

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