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peekaboo

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noun peek·a·boo \ˈpē-kə-ˌbü\

Definition of peekaboo

  1. :  a game for amusing a baby by repeatedly hiding one's face or body and popping back into view exclaiming “Peekaboo!”

Origin and Etymology of peekaboo

1peek + 1boo


First Known Use: 1600


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peekaboo

adjective peek·a·boo

Definition of peekaboo

  1. 1 :  trimmed with eyelet embroidery <a peekaboo blouse>

  2. 2 :  made of a sheer or transparent fabric; also :  revealing usually small areas of skin

  3. 3 :  offering only limited display or disclosure especially of a teasing sort <peekaboo publicity>

1895

First Known Use of peekaboo

1895


PEEKABOO Defined for English Language Learners

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peekaboo

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noun peek·a·boo \ˈpē-kə-ˌbü\

Definition of peekaboo for English Language Learners

  • : a game played with a baby in which you cover and then uncover your face and say “Peekaboo!”

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