upskirt

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Etymology[edit]

From up +‎ skirt.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

upskirt (not comparable)

  1. Describing a voyeuristic image of the view up a woman's skirt.
    • 2004, Clay Calvert, Voyeur Nation, p. 202:
      Under this general principle, victims of upskirt voyeurism that takes place in a public location such as a park or shopping mall would be left remediless under the privacy theory called intrusion into seclusion.
    • 2008, Camgirls: Celebrity and Community in the Age of Social Networks, p. 45:
      Yet while orthodox voyeurism exists online, most comercial ‘upskirt’ cam sites primarily draw on footage from paid sex workers.

Noun[edit]

upskirt (plural upskirts)

  1. An image of this kind.
    • 2006, Anandam P Kavoori & Noah Arceneaux, The Cell Phone Reader, p. 16:
      For more serious problems caused by the cellphone, we may need new laws — as in the case of upskirts.
    • 2008, Carmine Sarracino & Kevin M Scott, The Porning of America, p. 212:
      The Internet is replete with photos of Britney with a flabby belly and shorn head, Britney making out drunk in clubs, “upskirts“ of Britney's shaved genitalia.

Verb[edit]

upskirt (third-person singular simple present upskirts, present participle upskirting, simple past and past participle upskirted)

  1. (transitive) To take a voyeuristic picture up the skirt of (a woman), especially surreptitiously.
    • 2007, William G Staples, The Encyclopedia of Privacy, p. 525:
      Following an incident where a man used a gym bag to upskirt several dozen women in crowded stores, the California legislature amended existing laws to focus on the individual violations acts rather than the location.

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