peeper

1
[pee-per]
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Origin of peeper

1
First recorded in 1585–95; peep2 + -er1

peeper

2
[pee-per]
noun
  1. a person who peeps in an abnormally prying manner; a voyeur.
  2. peepers, Slang. the eyes.

Origin of peeper

2
First recorded in 1645–55; peep1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for peepers

peeper

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

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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