Peeping Tompeep·ing Tom
- Eng. Legend a Coventry tailor who was struck blind after peeping at Lady Godiva
- [p- T-] a person who gets pleasure, esp. sexual pleasure, from watching others, esp. furtively
A person who gets pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from secretly watching others; a voyeur.
Origin of peeping TomAfter the legendary Peeping Tom of Coventry, England, who was the only person to see the naked Lady Godiva
(plural peeping toms)
From Peeping Tom, a tailor in the legend of Lady Godiva who watched Godiva riding naked.