Synonyms for eavesdropper

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If you care to be an eavesdropper you must have a knowledge of Gaelic to be one effectively.

Betide what might, it was not for Garnache to play the eavesdropper.

There's no need of mincing the matter; we need fear no eavesdropper here.

"God forbid I should act as eavesdropper," exclaimed the passenger.

This eavesdropper knew their arrangements for the night ride.

Uncle Thomas kept his promise to act as eavesdropper during Paul's calls.

Then Manuel would drag him out of his hiding-place and kill him for an eavesdropper.

I was an eavesdropper entirely by accident, but what I heard might help some.

"I must own up to being an eavesdropper," laughed the older man.

Not feeling disposed to play the eavesdropper, I entered the room.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle English eavesdrop, from Old English yfesdrype "place around a house where the rainwater drips off the roof," from eave (q.v.) + drip (v.). Technically, "one who stands at walls or windows to overhear what's going on inside."

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nounnosy, impertinent person
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