spycam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spy cam

Noun[edit]

spycam (plural spycams)

  1. A camera, especially a webcam, used for covert surveillance.
    • 2002, Joan Gorham, Mass Media
      TV news executives think twice now before authorizing these spycam stories...
    • 2005, Katherine Albrecht, Liz McIntyre, Spychips
      Transmitting images with a spycam requires a lot of power, and the small size of the cameras means their batteries have a short lifespan.
    • 2008, Peter Watts, Blindsight
      If they were so curious, they could've just snuck in a spycam.