Definition of people-watch in English:

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people-watch

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
  • In fact, he'd rather people-watch at the Block in Orange, Calif., than attend any industry event.
  • The managers might have noted that most people visit malls mostly to eat, to stroll around, to people-watch or to be seen.
  • By day, it's a great place to people-watch in a modern setting with a chilled café ambience.

Derivatives

people-watcher

noun
Example sentences
  • The view is of the fairly unattractive street, but if you are a people-watcher, there is no shortage of passers-by.
  • Bar work is heaven for people-watchers.
  • Rome is a city for walkers, wanderers, people-watchers and lovers.

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Syllabification: peo·ple-watch

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