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perv Line breaks: perv
(also perve) informal

Definition of perv in English:


1A sexual pervert.
Example sentences
  • Right, I'm going to have to deal with all those pervs who arrive here looking for porn.
  • Within a few minutes, IM pervs begin to sniff around your honeypot.
  • Maybe they cut the pics up so they can't be downloaded by pervs?
2 [in singular] Australian /NZ A lustful or lecherous look: come out here for a perv
More example sentences
  • I'm sure she had a good perve at him, although she looked smitten with someone, cheeky girl!
  • But really, if I was having a shower with 7 other women, sorry, I'd have a perv too.
  • You can enjoy a secret perve at the gorgeous guy standing near the glass doors.


[no object] Australian /NZ Back to top  
Gaze lustfully or lecherously: we perved on them from a distance
More example sentences
  • All our operators are currently perving on Olympic athletes.
  • My eyes would feast on the muscular bronzed bodies that dot the beach, indulging in my favourite pastime, beach perving.
  • I took a walk to the beach, laid my towel on the sand and settled down for a long awaited pastime: beach perving.


adjective (pervier, perviest)
Example sentences
  • Cheeky is apt to sound pervy in the wrong accent.
  • It's a sad state of affairs for us guys who like to write pervy stuff.
  • In fact, she had always thought him a bit uptight and pervy.


1940s (originally Australian): abbreviation of the noun pervert.

Words that rhyme with perv

conserve, curve, Deneuve, derv, hors d'oeuvre, nerve, observe, roman-fleuve, serve, subserve, swerve, verve
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