Origin of keekMiddle English kiken, probably ; from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German k?ken
intransitive verbkeeked, keek·ing, keeks
Origin of keekMiddle English kiken, keken, perhaps from Middle Dutch kiken.
(third-person singular simple present keeks, present participle keeking, simple past and past participle keeked)
From Middle English kyken, kiken, keken (“to look, peep”), possibly from Middle Dutch kieken or Middle Low German kīken (“to look, peep”), from Old Saxon *kīkan (“to look”), from Proto-Germanic *kīkaną (“to look”). Cognate with Dutch kijken (“to look”), Low German kīken (“to look”), German kucken, gucken (“to look”), Danish kigge, kikke (“to look, peep”), Swedish kika (“to peep, peek, keek, pry”), Icelandic kikja (“to look, check”). Perhaps related to kick.