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peep

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verb \ˈpēp\

Definition of peep

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

  3. 2 :  to utter the slightest sound



Origin of peep

Middle English pepen, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 15th century


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peep

noun

Definition of peep

  1. 1 :  a feeble shrill sound :  cheep

  2. 2 :  a slight utterance especially of complaint or protest

  3. 3 :  any of several small sandpipers



15th Century

First Known Use of peep

15th century


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peep

verb

Definition of peep

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to peer through or as if through a crevice b :  to look cautiously or slyly

  3. 2 :  to begin to emerge from or as if from concealment :  show slightly

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to put forth or cause to protrude slightly

  6. 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


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peep

noun

Definition of peep

  1. 1 :  a first glimpse or faint appearance <at the peep of dawn>

  2. 2 a :  a brief look :  glance b :  a furtive look



1530

First Known Use of peep

1530


PEEP Defined for Kids

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peep

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verb \ˈpēp\

Definition of peep

peepedpeep·ing

  1. 1 :  to look through or as if through a small hole or a crack :  peek

  2. 2 :  to look quickly

  3. 3 :  to show slightly <There are crocuses peeping through the snow.>




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peep

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noun

Definition of peep

  1. 1 :  a quick or sneaky look

  2. 2 :  the first appearance <We were at the shore by the peep of dawn.>




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peep

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verb

Definition of peep

peepedpeeping

  1. :  to make a short high sound such as a young bird makes

peep·er noun



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peep

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noun

Definition of peep

  1. :  a short high sound





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