Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who watches for an opportunity to hear the private conversation of others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun one who eavesdrops

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a secret listener to private conversations

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From eavesdrop + -er ("person or thing which does")

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.