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bleep

noun \ ˈblēp \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of bleep

1 : a short high-pitched sound (as from electronic equipment)
2 used in place of an obscene or vulgar expletive

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Origin and Etymology of bleep

imitative

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Examples of bleep in a Sentence

  1. They bleeped half the words in the interview!

  2. The doctor is not in the office today, but I can bleep her for you.

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First Known Use of bleep

1968

in the meaning defined above

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bleep

interjection

Definition of bleep

used in place of an expletive

First Known Use of bleep

1970

in the meaning defined above

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BLEEP Defined for English Language Learners

bleep

Definition of bleep for English Language Learners

  • : a short, high sound made by an electronic device

  • —used in place of an offensive word


bleep

Definition of bleep for English Language Learners

  • : to replace (offensive words on radio or television) with an electronic sound

  • : to make a short, high sound


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