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peep

play
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

Origin and Etymology of peep

Middle English pepen, of imitative origin


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peep

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


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peep

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 and Etymology of peep

Middle English pepen, perhaps alteration of piken to peek


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peep

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


PEEP Defined for Kids

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peep

play
verb \ ˈpēp \

Definition of peep for Students

peeped; peeping
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.

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peep

noun

Definition of peep for Students

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

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peep

verb

Definition of peep for Students

peeped; peeping
:to make a short high sound such as a young bird makes

peeper

noun

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peep

noun

Definition of peep for Students

:a short high sound

Medical Dictionary

PEEP

abbreviation

medical Definition of PEEP

positive end-expiratory pressure


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