peeper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peeper an animal that makes short high-pitched sounds
    • n peeper an informal term referring to the eye
    • n peeper a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Spring peeper (a frog) can survive the winter season with 65% of its body water as ice
    • Peeper A chicken just breaking the shell; a young bird.
    • Peeper One who peeps; a prying person; a spy. "Who's there? peepers , . . . eavesdroppers?"
    • Peeper The eye; as, to close the peepers .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peeper Some little creature which peeps, pipes, or chirps. A newly hatched chick.
    • n peeper An egg-pie.
    • n peeper One who peeps; a spying or inquisitive person.
    • n peeper The eye.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Peeper one that peeps: a prying person: a chicken just breaking the shell:
    • ns Peeper (slang) the eye
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Same as above, Fr. piper, to chirp like a bird, then to beguile, whence peep=to look out slyly.

Usage

In literature:

Iss, and we must keep our peepers oppen fur the purty maid, too.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Look, Stuart, see him's dear dear itty nose, an' him's grea' big peepers!
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Peepers in the fresher water upstream made more noise than that.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
With me the peepers become silent in early May, and, I suppose, leave the marshes for their life in the woods.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
I went over to the peeper screen and turned it on.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
The peepers and whisperers little dreamed that she could be awaiting the party from the Forno.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
But youse had better tell your governor to keep his peepers open.
"Dick Hamilton's Fortune" by Howard R. Garis
I couldn't close a peeper if I were paid to.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
If anybody tries to stop us or to snitch you free you'll get the acid in those shining peepers without being able to move.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
What would not I give for a peeper's place at the meeting?
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
There's another peeper over on your side.
"McAllister and His Double" by Arthur Train
Now at dusk comes the first silvery evening whistling of the frogs, the peepers.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
Can't get introduced to Lady Tom Peeper.
"Mr. Punch at the Seaside" by Various
I had his gun and club and 'peeper,' and I flew.
"The Forged Note" by Oscar Micheaux
Why, I've been longing for years to learn how peeper frogs peep.
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn
Well, I reckons I has clapped my peepers on this yere youngster before.
"Frank Merriwell's Triumph" by Burt L. Standish
Deft hands have dressed these peepers.
"A Watcher in The Woods" by Dallas Lore Sharp
But I'll keep my peepers open, you may gamble on that.
"Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
How came Sampson's hair cut off and his peepers extinguished?
"The Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern" by Anonymous
Shouldn't wonder if he could use his peepers yet.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
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In poetry:

O TIM, did you hear of thim Saxons,
And read what the peepers report?
They're goan to recal the Liftinant,
And shut up the Castle and Coort!
"Molony’s Lament" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Best Place to Get Stylish Vintage D. Why is it so expensive to get glasses for those peepers.
For the next two weekends, the gondola will take leaf peepers to the top of Vail Mountain on a 12-minute ride to Adventure Ridge (where you'll find an array of fun things to do).
Try these creepy peepers and everyone will have their eyes on you.
A flasher and a peeper .
Where is privacy law after peeper 's plea.
Park peeper peers at kids from porta potty.
Vivian was a virgin leaf- peeper .
Porta potty peeper says he was inspired by 'all these goddesses.
A flasher and a peeper.
Autumn leaf peepers are sending us some beautiful photos of the DC area.
The spring peepers, one of the Island's favorite harbingers of spring, can be identified by the dark cross on their backs.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Plenty of eyes were on North Carolina junior righthander Alex White on Saturday—including a Boshamer Stadium-record 4,316 pairs of peepers, perhaps two dozen of them belonging to scouts.
The word "peepers" is even more ridiculous.
Madison Heights police search for peeper, home invader.
Fall foliage cruises for leaf peepers.
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