Origin of peekMiddle English piken from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A child peeks through a hole in a fence.
- The definition of a peek is a quick look.
An example of a peek is a quick glance inside a new car.
- Peek is defined as to look at someone secretly or quickly.
- An example of peek is to stare at a person through a hole in a door.
- An example of peek is to notice a woman, but then look away.
to glance or look quickly and furtively, esp. through an opening or from behind something
such a glance
intransitive verbpeeked, peek·ing, peeks
- To glance quickly.
- To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
- To be only partially visible, as if peering or emerging from hiding: Tiny crocuses peeked through the snow.
A brief or furtive look.
Origin of peekMiddle English piken perhaps alteration of Middle Dutch kieken variant of kīken
- It's been over a year since I've had a peek at him.
- Maybe the dream is a good thing, a peek at the past?
- The ladies were crawling all over the ice park for a peek at him.
- He apparently was given a whiff of the bigs in a losing September when a few fortunate minor leaguers get a peek of how the other side lives.
- I have a friend I'd like to have peek at the break in, that's all.