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Definition of voyeur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    voyeur

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//vwaɪˈɜː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//vwaɪˈɜːr//
     
    ; BrE BrE//vɔɪˈɜː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//vɔɪˈɜːr//
     
    (disapproving)
     
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  1. 1a person who gets pleasure from secretly watching people who are naked or having sex
  2. 2a person who enjoys watching the problems and private lives of others Most writers are voyeurs of a kind.
  3. Word Origin early 20th cent.: from French, from voir ‘see’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: voyeur