from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of eavesdrop.
  • n. Listening secretly to private conversation of others.
  • n. The interception of electronic communication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The habit of lurking about dwelling houses, and other places where persons meet for private intercourse, secretly listening to what is said, and then tattling it abroad. The offense is indictable at common law.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who eavesdrops; the doings of an eavesdropper.


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