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peeper1

[pee-per] /ˈpi pər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that emits or utters a peeping sound.
2.
Northeastern U.S. any of several frogs having a peeping call, especially the spring peeper.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; peep2 + -er1

peeper2

[pee-per] /ˈpi pər/
noun
1.
a person who peeps in an abnormally prying manner; a voyeur.
2.
peepers, Slang. the eyes.
Origin
1645-55; peep1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for peepers

peeper

/ˈpiːpə/
noun
1.
a person who peeps
2.
(often pl) a slang word for eye1 (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for peepers

peeper

n.

1650s, "one who peeps," agent noun from peep (v.1). Slang meaning "eye" is c.1700. From 1590s as "young chicken" and 1857 as "tree frog" (American English), both from peep (v.2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for peepers

peepers

noun
  1. The eyes: If anything was wrong with my peepers the army wouldn't of took me (1700s+)
  2. A pair of sunglasses; shades: I'd come through the employee door with one of my peepers on (1970s+)

peeper

noun

A private detective; pi, private dick: And don't bother to call your house peeper (1940+)

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