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plural noun

: people
"… I don't know you, bro. And I don't do business with peeps I don't know."Annie Solomon
On a sunny May day, the mood among food service peeps I surveyed yesterday was on the glum side.Pamela Silvestri
often used to refer informally to the group of people who are someone's friends, colleagues, followers, family members, etc.
… he [Elon Musk] obviously sees Twitter as a way for him to communicate with his peeps and to be able to get his message across.Matthew DeBord
Athan worked … the past 10 years at the Salvation Army, not only cooking the meals, but becoming a friend to the poor and homeless she called her "peeps."Kent Mallett


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present tense third-person singular of peep entry 1, peep entry 3

plural of peep entry 2, peep entry 4

Examples of peeps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Plural noun
And those who enjoy virtual support from like-minded peeps (shout-out to millennials) may also benefit. Women's Health, 18 Apr. 2023 Antiquers can discover many finds here; for outdoorsy peeps, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park offers a five-story-high observation tower from which to view bison (!!) and wild horses (!!!). Caroline McKenzie, Country Living, 16 Nov. 2022 At the top of the stack are the scarce few ride-or-die peeps who know your darkest secrets and are always there to fetch you from LAX any time of day or night. Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 PeopleMover peeps getting a peek at construction for the Tron thrill ride now hear new prerecorded bits. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 12 July 2022 Here's a wish for a happy, joyous and fun-filled Thanksgiving to all my peeps. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2021

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Word History


Plural noun

by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

Plural Noun

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peeps was in 1951

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“Peeps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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