Peep Definition

pēp
peeped, peeping, peeps
verb
peeped, peeping, peeps
To make the short, high-pitched cry of a young bird or chick; chirp; cheep.
Webster's New World
To peek furtively; steal a quick glance.
American Heritage
To utter a sound or speak in a small, weak voice, as from fear.
Webster's New World
To peer through a small aperture or from behind something.
American Heritage
To cause to appear or protrude.
Webster's New World
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noun
peeps
A short, high-pitched sound; chirp; cheep.
Webster's New World
The slightest vocal sound.
Heard not a peep from him.
Webster's New World
Any of various small North American sandpipers.
American Heritage
A brief, hasty look or restricted view; secret or furtive glimpse or glance.
Webster's New World
The first appearance; crack, as of dawn.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Peep

Noun

Singular:
peep
Plural:
peeps

Origin of Peep

  • Middle English pepen probably alteration of pipen from Old English pīpian to pipe from pīpe tube, musical instrument and from Latin pīpāre to peep pipe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • PEEPS® is a trademark of Just Born, Inc., since 1999, although the trademark was first used in 1954.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English pepen perhaps alteration of piken to peek peek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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