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peekaboo

noun peek·a·boo \ ˈpē-kə-ˌbü \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of peekaboo

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

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Origin and Etymology of peekaboo


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peekaboo

adjective

Definition of peekaboo

1 : trimmed with eyelet embroidery
  • a peekaboo blouse
2 : made of a sheer or transparent fabric; also : revealing usually small areas of skin
3 : offering only limited display or disclosure especially of a teasing sort
  • peekaboo publicity

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First Known Use of peekaboo

1895

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PEEKABOO Defined for English Language Learners

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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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