Definition of peeping Tom in English:

peeping Tom

Translate peeping Tom into Spanish

noun

  • A person who derives sexual pleasure from secretly watching people undressing or engaging in sexual activity.

    ‘And I think I've got a pretty good idea of who our peeping Tom was.’
    • ‘He consents to being an admiring observer but not a peeping Tom.’
    • ‘A peeping Tom used hidden cameras to videotape women in their house in Galway city.’
    • ‘Look out also for how a housewife helped the police to catch a peeping Tom.’
    • ‘Some call it an open invitation to peeping Toms with camera phones.’

Pronunciation

peeping Tom

/ˌpēpiNG ˈtäm/ /ˌpipɪŋ ˈtɑm/

Origin

Mid 18th century from the name of the person said to have watched Lady Godiva ride naked through Coventry (see Godiva, Lady).