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Date: 1900-2000
Language: French
Origin: 'person who sees', from voir 'to see'

voyeur

noun
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
voy‧eur [countable]
1 someone who gets sexual pleasure from secretly watching other people's sexual activities
2MP someone who enjoys watching other people's private behaviour or suffering
voyeurism noun [uncountable]
voyeuristic adjective
voyeuristically adverb

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