peekaboo


1peek·a·boo

noun \ˈpē-kə-ˌbü\

: a game played with a baby in which you cover and then uncover your face and say “Peekaboo!”

Full Definition of PEEKABOO

:  a game for amusing a baby by repeatedly hiding one's face or body and popping back into view exclaiming Peekaboo!

Origin of PEEKABOO

1peek + 1boo
First Known Use: 1599

2peekaboo

adjective

Definition of PEEKABOO

1
:  trimmed with eyelet embroidery <a peekaboo blouse>
2
:  made of a sheer or transparent fabric; also :  revealing usually small areas of skin
3
:  offering only limited display or disclosure especially of a teasing sort <peekaboo publicity>

First Known Use of PEEKABOO

1895

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