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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eaves•dropˈivzˌdrɒp(v.i.)-dropped, -drop•ping.

  1. to listen secretly to a private conversation.

Origin of eavesdrop:

bef. 900; prob. back formation from eavesdropper, late ME evisdroppyr, appar. lit., one who stands on the evesdrope (the ground on which water from the eaves drips; cf. OE yfesdrype) to listen secretly; see eave , drop , drip


Princeton's WordNet

  1. eavesdropper(noun)

    a secret listener to private conversations


  1. eavesdropper(Noun)

    one who eavesdrops

  2. Origin: From eavesdrop + -er#Etymology 1

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eavesdropper(noun)

    one who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener

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