peeping tom (plural peeping toms)
- 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.
- 1957, "A Question of Justice," Time, 3 Jun.,
- Reynolds contended that the Chinese was a peeping tom whom he caught spying on his wife one night last March while she was toweling herself after a shower.
- 2000, Jeffrey Geri, Oh, Henry (ISBN 1462811329), page 148:
- The girls complained about peeping Toms. There was a skylight window in the communal ladies' shower, and one night Jennie and a friend looked up while showering, to see two young male faces staring at them from above.
- 2005, a UM student quoted in College Prowler: University Of Michigan: off the record (ISBN 1596581638), page 20:
- "They claim that the security is good at UM, but we had five break-ins into student dorms and numerous reports of peeping Toms in the women's dorm bathrooms."
- gatecrasher, interloper, peeping tom, persona non grata, encroacher, backseat driver, kibitzer, meddler, nosy parker, marplot, buttinsky, busybody, voyeurism
person who secretly watches someone to gain sexual pleasure
- Arabic: مُتَلَصِّص m (mutalaṣṣiṣ)
- Mandarin: 偷窺者, 偷窥者 (tōukuīzhě), 偷窺狂 (zh), 偷窥狂 (zh) (tōukuīkuáng)
- Czech: šmírák m, voyeur m
- Finnish: tirkistelijä (fi), voyeuristi
- French: voyeur (fr) m, voyeuse (fr) f
- German: Voyeur (de) m, Spanner (de) m
- Italian: guardone (it) m
- Japanese: 出歯亀 (ja) (でばかめ, debakame, でばがめ, debagame), 覗魔 (のぞきま, nozokima)