used to express surprise or dismay

Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eek was in 1932

Dictionary Entries Near eek

Cite this Entry

“Eek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eek. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

eek

interjection
used to express surprise and fear
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!