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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
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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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1peep

verb \ˈpēp\
peepedpeep·ing

Definition of PEEP for Kids

1
:  to look through or as if through a small hole or a crack :  peek
2
:  to look quickly
3
:  to show slightly <There are crocuses peeping through the snow.>

2peep

noun

Definition of PEEP for Kids

1
:  a quick or sneaky look
2
:  the first appearance <We were at the shore by the peep of dawn.>

3peep

verb
peepedpeeping

Definition of PEEP for Kids

:  to make a short high sound such as a young bird makes
peep·er noun

4peep

noun

Definition of PEEP for Kids

:  a short high sound

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