Main meanings of peeper in English

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peeper1

noun

  • 1A person who peeps at someone or something, especially in a voyeuristic way.

    • ‘Say I've written this news lead out of a city council meeting: ‘Should the Seattle police be able to peep at the peepers in the peep shows?’’
    • ‘Who wants peepers and peerers standing outside bedrooms, peeping and peering?’
    • ‘Ninety-eight percent of peepers and peerers did not go on to commit a violent or sexual offence.’
    • ‘You feel like a peeper for the duration of the scene but the play shifts into lower gear while the audience postures itself as willing spectators of what transpires in the 1950s London apartment.’
    organ of sight, eyeball
  • 2peepersinformal A person's eyes.

    ‘keep your peepers peeled for a familiar face’
    • ‘Test your peepers: eyes can offer clues to conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.’
    • ‘After the extensive tour I thought it would be rude not to take up the kind offer of an eye test, and I am happy to report my peepers are in good nick.’
    • ‘For one thing, those entering the theatre with a Christian sensibility operating behind the peepers will no doubt see something different from those from a secular perspective.’
    • ‘Whenever his dark chocolate peepers look at me with that barely discernible glint, something happens.’
    • ‘The lenses are properly large - both to provide the utmost in protection to your peepers - and so that with your head down on the comb of the stock you will still be looking through the center of the lenses.’
    • ‘UV-protective sunglasses can safeguard your peepers; repeated corneal burns have been linked to cataract formation later in life.’
    • ‘But she saw nothing wrong with indulging a few kisses with the hottie with the most piercing blue peepers she has had the privilege of seeing.’
    • ‘He saw himself, easily carrying the weight of his friend, a smug grin on his face, and those green peepers of his flashing devilishly.’
    • ‘She sure didn't look that way with her short blond hair, and cool blue peepers surrounded by smoky shadow.’
    • ‘She guessed that was pretty much what Josh was seeing in her peepers too.’
    • ‘Those beautiful almond shaped peepers, which were contoured by thick, long lashes.’
    • ‘Why just sleep when you can take a few years off your peepers while doing so?’
    • ‘To keep your peepers safe they're anti-scratch, anti-fog and provide 100% UV block protection.’
    • ‘So we covered our mouths, stifling silly giggles, petrified that the principal's paralyzing peepers would turn our way!’
    • ‘And even if you don't wear mascara, curl your lashes to make peepers appear bigger and brighter.’
    • ‘Chemicals like chlorine can get into your contacts and dry out peepers.’
    • ‘It seems, though, that the eyes truly are the windows to the soul, as 44 per cent of women like a nice pair of peepers in their men.’

Pronunciation

peeper

/ˈpiːpə/

Main meanings of peeper in English

: peeper1peeper2

peeper2

(also spring peeper)

noun

  • A small North American tree frog with a dark cross on the back, the males of which sing in early spring.

    Hyla crucifer, family Hylidae

    • ‘Listen to calls of the frogs around you, or sample frog calls on the web: the spring peeper and the common toad.’
    • ‘Species seen included black rat snake, ribbon snake, milk snake, gray tree frog, green frog, pickerel frog, wood frog, spring peeper, mountain dusky salamander, and the rare and beautiful long-tailed salamander.’
    • ‘These pools as well as the deeper water areas of the sedge meadow provide breeding habitat for chorus frogs, spring peepers, and smallmouth salamanders.’
    • ‘A chorus of spring peepers was so deafening it nearly drowned out the chorus frogs, whose exuberant songs nearly drowned out a lone, early-bird bullfrog.’
    • ‘He would call owls, listen to the peepers, and point out constellations.’

Pronunciation

peeper

/ˈpiːpə/