peeper

1
[ pee-per ]
/ ˈpi pər /

noun

a person or thing that emits or utters a peeping sound.
Northeastern U.S. any of several frogs having a peeping call, especially the spring peeper.

Origin of peeper

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First recorded in 1585–95; peep2 + -er1

Definition for peeper (2 of 2)

peeper

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[ pee-per ]
/ ˈpi pər /

noun

a person who peeps in an abnormally prying manner; a voyeur.
peepers, Slang. the eyes.

Origin of peeper

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First recorded in 1645–55; peep1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for peeper

peeper

/ (ˈpiːpə) /

noun

a person who peeps
(often plural) a slang word for eye 1 (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for peeper

peeper


n.

1650s, "one who peeps," agent noun from peep (v.1). Slang meaning "eye" is c.1700. From 1590s as "young chicken" and 1857 as "tree frog" (American English), both from peep (v.2).

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