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noun Slang.
  1. a sexual pervert.
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Origin of perv

First recorded in 1940–45; shortened form
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  1. a pervert
  2. Australian an erotic glance or look
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verb Also: perve (intr)
  1. Australian to give a person an erotic look
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Word Origin and History for perv


also perve, 1944, slang shortening of (sexual) pervert (n.). As a slang verb, by 1941 as "to act erotically" (intransitive), by 1959 as "to eroticize" something (transitive).

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