eavesdropper

Synonyms and related words:
Paul Pry, Peeping Tom, audient, auditor, busybody, gossip, hearer, hearkener, inquirer, inquisitive, inquisitor, listener, nosy Parker, overhearer, pry, querier, querist, questioner, quidnunc, rubberneck, rubbernecker, scopophiliac, sightseer, snoop, snooper, voyeur, yenta

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  • Eavesdropper — Eaves drop per, n. One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eavesdropper — mid 15c., from M.E. eavesdrop, from O.E. yfesdrype place around a house where the rainwater drips off the roof, from EAVE (Cf. eave) (q.v.) + DRIP (Cf. drip). Technically, one who stands at walls or windows to overhear what s going on inside …   Etymology dictionary

  • eavesdropper — eavesdrop ► VERB (eavesdropped, eavesdropping) ▪ secretly listen to a conversation. DERIVATIVES eavesdropper noun. ORIGIN from obsolete eavesdrop «the ground on to which water drips from the eaves» …   English terms dictionary

  • eavesdropper — noun see eavesdrop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eavesdropper — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eavesdropper — See eavesdrop. * * * …   Universalium

  • eavesdropper — noun /ˈiːvzˌdɹɒpə(ɹ)/ one who eavesdrops …   Wiktionary

  • eavesdropper — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. listener, wiretapper, hearer, auditor, sleuth, Peeping Tom, snoop* …   English dictionary for students

  • eavesdropper — n. one who listens in on another person s private conversation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eavesdropper — n. Stealthy listener …   New dictionary of synonyms

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