- 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
Peeping Tompeep·ing Tom
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.