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voyeur

noun [C]     /vwɑːˈjɜːr/ US  /-ˈjɝː/ disapproving
a person who gets sexual pleasure from secretly watching other people in sexual situations , or (more generally ) a person who watches other people's private lives : I felt like a voyeur visiting the war zone and seeing badly injured people being dragged from their bomb-shattered homes .Relating to sexual preference voyeurism     /ˈvwɑː.jɜː.rɪ.zəm/ US  /-jɝː-/ noun [U] voyeuristic     /ˌvwɑː.jɜːˈrɪ.stɪk/ US  /-jəˈrɪs.tɪk/ adjective
(Definition of voyeur noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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