Keek definition

kēk
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To peek; peep.
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A look, especially a quick one; a peek.
noun
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(scot., north eng.) To peep; spy.
verb
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To peek; peep.

The man keeked over the fence.

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A look, especially a quick one; a peek.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
keek
Plural:
keeks

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.

    From Wiktionary

  • The words peek, keek and peep were used more or less synonymously in the 14th and 15th centuries.

    From Wiktionary