The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Peeping Tom
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PEEPING TOM, a common name for an inquisitive person. It was originally “Peeping Tom of Coventry,” a person who disobeyed the injunction not to look in the street when Lady Godiva (q.v.) rode by.