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Definitions for voyeur
vwɑˈyɜr, vɔɪˈɜrvoyeur

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. voyeur, Peeping Tom, peepernoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. voyeurnoun

    A person who derives sexual pleasure from secretly observing other people, especially when such people are engaged in some sexual activity.

  2. voyeurnoun

    An obsessive observer of sensational or sordid subjects.

  3. Etymology: voyeur, from the verb voir

Wikipedia

  1. voyeur

    Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of watching other people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions of a private nature.The term comes from the French voir which means "to see". A male voyeur is commonly labelled as "Peeping Tom" or a "Jags", a term which originates from the Lady Godiva legend. However, that term is usually applied to a male who observes somebody secretly and, generally, not in a public space. The American Psychiatric Association has classified certain voyeuristic fantasies, urges and behaviour patterns as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) if the person has acted on these urges, or the sexual urges or fantasies cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty. It is described as a disorder of sexual preference in the ICD-10. The DSM-IV defines voyeurism as the act of looking at "unsuspecting individuals, usually strangers, who are naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity". The diagnosis would not be given to people who experience typical sexual arousal simply by seeing nudity or sexual activity. In order to be diagnosed with voyeuristic disorder the symptoms must persist for over six months and the person in question must be over the age of 18.

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  1. voyeur

    A voyeur is a person who derives sexual pleasure or gratification from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity. Additionally, it can refer to someone who enjoys being a secretive observer of other people's private lives or activities, outside of a sexual context. The term is often associated with behavior considered intrusive, inappropriate, or illegal.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voyeur in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voyeur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of voyeur in a Sentence

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    I’ve been so blessed to work with some great filmmakers, that I’m probably cursed to probably ever work as a director myself, i don’t think I would be able to compare to what I’ve seen. There are so many things that come into play when you make a movie. I really don’t know how they do it. The truth is, the one thing I regret, if anything, in my long career having worked with the likes of Alejandro [G. Inarritu] and Marty [Scorsese] is not be able to be a voyeur and stand aside and watch what they do, because I’m only concerned about what the hell I’m doing every single day.

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