Definition of peep show in English:

peep show

Syllabification: peep show


  • 1A sequence of pictures viewed through a lens or hole set into a box, traditionally offered as a public entertainment.
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    • Queen Mary unearthed a peep show, an ingenious toy which pulled out in concertina fashion to a length of 30 feet, showing the coronation of King George IV in 1821.
    • They were like a tragic peep show, a fast-forward of innumerable slides to give a glimpse of realms unknown, and frail.
    • It's a peep show of sorts revealing a building in decay, its infrastructure on life support.
  • 1.1An erotic or pornographic film or show viewed from a coin-operated booth.
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    • As one user commented, ‘it's a bit like a peep show in a sex shop.’
    • In addition to strip clubs, peep shows, and massage parlors, a large number of prostitutes walked the streets.
    • The funny thing about this opera house is it's located at the end of a block filled with sex shops and peep shows.

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