Definition of leaf peeper in English:

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leaf peeper


US informal
A person who visits particular areas, especially in New England, to view the autumn foliage.
Example sentences
  • Whatever charges his batteries would surely charge mine, so we picked days after the tourists left but before the leaf peepers arrived.
  • The quest is for the perfect moment, the exact time and location when a leaf peeper will encounter the height of foliage color and experience foliage ecstasy.
  • It's not autumn until leaf peepers overmatch the bargain zombies in the outlet malls of Vermont.


leaf peeping

Example sentences
  • October is the resort's busiest month because of the many meetings scheduled there as well as the popular leaf-peeping in the area mountains.
  • The city serves as the gateway to all of New England, from leaf peeping to hiking to skiing.
  • If there's only leaf peeping to be had an hour north, then I am doomed in going south.

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Syllabification: leaf peep·er

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