PEEPING TOM

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slang for a voyeur, stemming from the term used to refer to a tailor who, in accordance with the to the 11th-century legend, peered at Lady Godiva as she was riding nude in the streets of Coventry, England.

PEEPING TOM: "The neighbors said a peeping tom once lived there though."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PEEPING TOM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/peeping-tom/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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