Talk:peer

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translations[edit]

All these translations are incorrect. A better translation in spanish would be companero, or in french, camarade. The word has lost its etymologically equivalent cognates and has adopted a new meaning.

the Peers[edit]

Always plural, belongs at upper-case, presumably? DAVilla 15:23, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

  • My eyes are getting worse - I read that as "upper class". Yes it should be uppercase. And Peers is also a male given name, a variant of Piers. SemperBlotto 16:14, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense. To look surreptitiously. Not by my lights. Other senses needed. DCDuring TALK 17:58, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Not surreptitiously, but searching or with difficulty. Edited accordingly. --Hekaheka 18:14, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Closing. Equinox 17:25, 26 November 2009 (UTC)


Too technical[edit]

The English etymology 2 verb definition is too technical and may be difficult for the average user to understand. A paraphrase of the first sentence of the Wikipedia article "Peering" might work better.

I am inclined to agree. Are you able to phrase a definition and add it in? JamesjiaoTC 01:34, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

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"Someone who pees, someone who urinates." i.e. pee + -er. Seems fanciful. Equinox 15:24, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

One who sees is a seer. Is there another word for one who pees? Pee'er? --Hekaheka 17:03, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
urinator or pisser. (One who jees is not a jeer, and one who exists is not a beer!) Equinox 17:12, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Cited IMO, with reasonable citations from usenet. DCDuring TALK 19:40, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Given Equinox's comment, should it be tagged "nonstandard"? --Hekaheka 02:50, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Hard to say, the difference with urinator and pisser, from our point of view is that they're much easier to cite as there are no homographs. I'd avoid any tags at all. I mean, it's mildly vulgar I suppose, just like pee, while pisser is more vulgar and urinator is 'formal'. I assume urinator is a real word; I know it from Scrabble but have never come across it in a sentence. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:25, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
I agree with everything MG has to say on this word. The sense in which one might prescribe it is that it is confusing in writing. But in the wild it seems to almost always appear after pee primes the reader to the meaning or as a pun. In speech it is not confusing. DCDuring TALK 16:03, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Passed. - -sche (discuss) 04:33, 31 January 2012 (UTC)