Definition of Eavesdropper

1. Noun. A secret listener to private conversations.

Generic synonyms: Attender, Auditor, Hearer, Listener, Snoop, Snooper
Specialized synonyms: Phone Tapper, Tapper, Wiretapper
Derivative terms: Eavesdrop



Definition of Eavesdropper

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

Definition of Eavesdropper

1. Noun. one who eavesdrops ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eavesdropper

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eavesdropper

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Literary usage of Eavesdropper

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Country Life. 15: 314. Ja. '09. Easter. Culinary canticle for Easter. К. Е. Megee. East Orange, New Jersey. eavesdropper; a serious comedy. M. T: Antrim. ..."

2. Retrospective Reviews: A Literary Log by Richard Le Gallienne (1896)
"... now so naively primitive and anon so startling ly ' modern,' makes one wonder how much more than that of eavesdropper in the maize has been Mdlle. ..."

3. John Splendid: The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn by Neil Munro (1898)
"THE ANGRY eavesdropper. IT may seem, in my recounting of these cold wanderings, of days and nights with nothing but snow and rain, and always the hounds of ..."

4. Pharaoh's Broker: Being the Very Remarkable Experiences in Another World of by Ellsworth Douglass (1899)
"... and eavesdropper IN Kem, where agriculture was almost the only occupation, and where the ox was helpful both in planting and threshing the grain, ..."

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