[ skoh-puh-fil-ee-uh ]
/ ˌskoʊ pəˈfɪl i ə /
the obtaining of sexual pleasure by looking at nude bodies, erotic photographs, etc.
- scopes trial,
- scoping study,
- scops owl,
Also scop·to·phil·i·a [skop-tuh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌskɒp təˈfɪl i ə/.
Origin of scopophilia
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
"voyeurism," 1924 (in a translation of Freud), from Greek -skopia "observation" (see scope (n.1)) + -philia. In early use often scoptophilia through a mistake by Freud's translators. Modern form by 1937. Related: Scopophiliac.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ skō′pə-fĭl′ē-ə ]
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