To peek; peep.
A look, especially a quick one; a peek.
(scot., north eng.) To peep; spy.
Other Word Forms
Origin of keek
- Middle English kiken, keken perhaps from Middle Dutch kiken
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.