Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass. Also called raree show.
  • n. A short pornographic film presentation seen usually in a small coin-operated projection booth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass.
  • n. A sexual or pornographic display through a small slot, generally equipped with a timer to automatically close the slot when payment has expired.

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Examples

  • When she moved in, the nurses requested that she buy cotton trousers with elastic waists precisely to avoid this kind of peepshow, but my grandmother explained she was a lady who had no use for garments that did not require dry cleaning.

    The Dying Tradition

  • Weddings are a celebration of marriage; not a drunken and decadent "peepshow" of the Bride!

    Nice Day for a White Wedding - A Dress A Day

  • The FBI, meanwhile, was perpetually annoyed with porn businessmen AND the Teamsters because of the unreported income involved -- all those quarters in peepshow machines!

    Susie Bright: Bob Guccione, Vanessa, and Me

  • The Lusty Lady, the famous peepshow club on 1rst with the endlessly entertaining marquee, is closing.

    Outspoken and Undocumented « PubliCola

  • This might feel similar to a bit of a unwashed peepshow, but check out a sensuous-smooth character of her unwrapping (photos nabbed from a Daily Mails screen squeeze collection):

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • By night all around it, peepshow flotsam: dopers and skulks, low-bottom dicksnatchers, runaways selling their asses to sneaky-petes circling the block.

    Dry Rot

  • Metal in its various speed-, death-, black-, doom- guises provides a musical peepshow, where we draw back the curtain on our darker, baser fears, making them at once a shared bond and Wagnerian drama.

    Bob Moses: The Songs They Carried: Music at War

  • For example, The Condor Club peepshow offers “exotic birds” and “chicks! chicks! chicks!”

    KN | Kitsune Noir » For the Birds

  • From fake Lord Byrons to ancient prophetic automatons and mohican-haired punk lizards this is a city-wide penny-dreadful peepshow, a Victorian pandemonium carnival that has spilled out onto the streets and embedded itself into the very social fabric.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Metal in its various speed -, death -, black -, doom - guises provides a musical peepshow, where we draw back the curtain on our darker, baser fears, making them at once a shared bond and Wagnerian drama.

    Bob Moses: The Songs They Carried: Music at War

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