peeps

1 of 2

plural noun

informal
: 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 DeBordAthan 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

peeps

2 of 2

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

plural of peep entry 2, peep entry 4

Example Sentences

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Plural noun
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 Some were very chatty, while others made only a few peeps every ten hours. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 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 Spectrographs of the chicks’ babbling revealed as many as 27 distinct sounds, including soft peeps, clicks, and growls — sounds that resembled the adult parrotlets’ warbling, begging, alarm and contact calls. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Send this basket full of seasonal Halloween candy — including peeps and M&M's — to your family, friends and loved ones. Kaitlin Madden, Good Housekeeping, 1 June 2022 Easter is quickly approaching, which means yellow peeps, chocolate bunnies and foods to fill Sunday’s dinner table are flying off the shelves. Avery Newmark, ajc, 13 Apr. 2022 These comic-book colossi simply are the movie business at this point, while everyone else walks under their huge legs and peeps about. Ross Douthat, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peeps. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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