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people watching Syllabification: peo·ple-watch·ing

Definition of people watching in English:

noun

The action or practice of spending time idly observing people in a public place: each seat has a view of the park across the street and is perfect for people watching
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  • The main draw is the people watching.
  • City planners believed that people's taste for green space, for ornament, for people watching, for cozy places for intimate social gatherings, were just social constructions.
  • "It's the epitome of the beautiful, modern hotel, with great people-watching."

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