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people-watch

Syllabification: peo·ple-watch

Definition of people-watch in English:

verb

[no object]
Spend time idly observing people in a public place: the courtyard is a great place to sit and people-watch
More example sentences
  • Music is really good in here and it's a great place to people-watch given all the trendy people frequenting the place.
  • We got a table on the second floor which is great if you want privacy - but not so great if you want to people watch.
  • I adore the beach and love to people-watch.

Derivatives

people-watcher

1
noun
Example sentences
  • If you are a people watcher they have booths and tables right on the street.
  • I know which places to avoid if I'm in a hurry but generally I don't mind standing in line as I'm an avid people-watcher.
  • The view is of the fairly unattractive street, but if you are a people-watcher, there is no shortage of passers-by.

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