[vwah-yur-iz-uh m, voi-, voi-uh-riz-]


the practice of obtaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual objects or acts, especially secretively.

Origin of voyeurism

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Word Origin and History for voyeurism

"scopophilia," 1924, from voyeur + -ism.

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voyeurism in Medicine




The practice of being a voyeur.scopophilia
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voyeurism in Culture


[(voy-ur-iz-uhm, vwah-yur-iz-uhm, voy-uhr-iz-uhm)]

Deriving sexual satisfaction by secretly watching others undress or engage in sexual activity. (See peeping Tom.)

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