One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who peeps at someone or something, especially in a voyeuristic way.
organ of sight, eyeballView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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?’’
- ‘Ninety-eight percent of peepers and peerers did not go on to commit a violent or sexual offence.’
- ‘Who wants peepers and peerers standing outside bedrooms, peeping and peering?’
2peepersinformal A person's eyes.‘keep your peepers peeled for a familiar face’
- ‘To keep your peepers safe they're anti-scratch, anti-fog and provide 100% UV block protection.’
- ‘UV-protective sunglasses can safeguard your peepers; repeated corneal burns have been linked to cataract formation later in life.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘So we covered our mouths, stifling silly giggles, petrified that the principal's paralyzing peepers would turn our way!’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Why just sleep when you can take a few years off your peepers while doing so?’
- ‘He saw himself, easily carrying the weight of his friend, a smug grin on his face, and those green peepers of his flashing devilishly.’
- ‘Those beautiful almond shaped peepers, which were contoured by thick, long lashes.’
- ‘She guessed that was pretty much what Josh was seeing in her peepers too.’
- ‘Chemicals like chlorine can get into your contacts and dry out peepers.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Test your peepers: eyes can offer clues to conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.’
- ‘And even if you don't wear mascara, curl your lashes to make peepers appear bigger and brighter.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Whenever his dark chocolate peepers look at me with that barely discernible glint, something happens.’
- ‘She sure didn't look that way with her short blond hair, and cool blue peepers surrounded by smoky shadow.’
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.’
- ‘He would call owls, listen to the peepers, and point out constellations.’
- ‘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.’
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