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voyeur

[ vwah-yur, voi-; French vwa-yœr ]
/ vwɑˈyɜr, vɔɪ-; French vwaˈyœr /
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noun, plural vo·yeurs [vwah-yurz, voi-; French vwa-yœr]. /vwɑˈyɜrz, vɔɪ-; French vwaˈyœr/.
a person who engages in voyeurism.
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Origin of voyeur

1915–20; <French, equivalent to voi(r) to see (<Latin vidēre) + -eur-eur
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British Dictionary definitions for voyeur

voyeur
/ (vwaɪˈɜː, French vwajœr) /

noun
a person who obtains sexual pleasure or excitement from the observation of someone undressing, having intercourse, etc

Derived forms of voyeur

voyeurism, nounvoyeuristic, adjectivevoyeuristically, adverb

Word Origin for voyeur

C20: French, literally: one who sees, from voir to see, from Latin vidēre
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Medical definitions for voyeur

voyeur
[ voi-yûr ]

n.
A person who derives sexual gratification from observing the naked bodies or sexual acts of others, especially from a secret vantage point.
An obsessive observer of sordid or sensational subjects.
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