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1A sequence of pictures viewed through a lens or hole set into a box, traditionally offered as a public entertainment.
- ‘Somewhat akin to a peep show, the audience were watching the bits that weren't supposed to be seen, only heard.’
- ‘It's a peep show of sorts revealing a building in decay, its infrastructure on life support.’
- ‘They were like a tragic peep show, a fast-forward of innumerable slides to give a glimpse of realms unknown, and frail.’
- ‘Queen Mary unearthed a peep show, an ingenious toy which pulled out in concertina fashion to a length of 30 feet, showing the coronation of King George IV in 1821.’
- ‘Their profits and their freedom from supervision allowed them to enjoy movies, cheap plays, shooting galleries and peep shows.’
- 1.1 An erotic or pornographic film or show viewed from a coin-operated booth.
- ‘It is a city of peep shows and cathedrals and everything in between.’
- ‘In addition to strip clubs, peep shows, and massage parlors, a large number of prostitutes walked the streets.’
- ‘Strip clubs, peep shows and lap dancing all sound pretty unsatisfying.’
- ‘The funny thing about this opera house is it's located at the end of a block filled with sex shops and peep shows.’
- ‘As one user commented, ‘it's a bit like a peep show in a sex shop.’’
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