peep

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1peep

verb \ˈpēp\

Definition of PEEP

intransitive verb
1
:  to utter a feeble shrill sound as of a bird newly hatched :  cheep
2
:  to utter the slightest sound

Origin of PEEP

Middle English pepen, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 15th century

2peep

noun

Definition of PEEP

1
:  a feeble shrill sound :  cheep
2
:  a slight utterance especially of complaint or protest
3
:  any of several small sandpipers

First Known Use of PEEP

15th century

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

3peep

verb

Definition of PEEP

intransitive verb
1
a :  to peer through or as if through a crevice
b :  to look cautiously or slyly
2
:  to begin to emerge from or as if from concealment :  show slightly
transitive verb
1
:  to put forth or cause to protrude slightly
2
slang :  to have a look at :  see, watch

Origin of PEEP

Middle English pepen, perhaps alteration of piken to peek
First Known Use: 15th century

4peep

noun

Definition of PEEP

1
:  a first glimpse or faint appearance <at the peep of dawn>
2
a :  a brief look :  glance
b :  a furtive look

First Known Use of PEEP

1530

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