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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voyeur, Peeping Tom, peeper(noun)

    a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others


  1. peeping tom(Noun)

    A person who watches another without the other's permission and usually without the other's knowledge, especially for the purpose of deriving sexual pleasure from the sight of the other.

  2. Origin: From Peeping Tom, a tailor in the legend of Lady Godiva who watched Godiva riding naked.


  1. Peeping Tom

    Peeping Tom is a 1960 British thriller film directed by Michael Powell and written by the World War II cryptographer and polymath Leo Marks. The title derives from the slang expression 'peeping Tom' describing a voyeur. The film revolves around a serial killer who murders women while using a portable movie camera to record their dying expressions of terror. The film's controversial subject and the extremely harsh reception by critics effectively destroyed Powell's career as a director in the United Kingdom. However, it attracted a cult following, and in later years, it has been re-evaluated and is now considered a masterpiece. The music score, written by Brian Easdale, contains a challenging part for solo piano, which was played by the Australian virtuoso Gordon Watson.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peeping tom in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peeping tom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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