Definition of peep noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//piːp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//piːp//
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a quick or secret look at something Dave took a quick peep at the last page.
  2. 2[singular] (informal) something that somebody says or a sound that somebody makes We did not hear a peep out of the baby all night.
  3. 3[countable] a short high sound like the one made by a young bird or by a whistle
  4. 4(also peep peep) [countable] (British English) a word for the sound of a car’s horn, used especially by children
  5. 5peeps [plural] (informal) people, especially friends, colleagues or people that you are addressing in a group email, blog, etc. I’m thinking of getting a group of peeps together to go to the cinema. I spoke to the marketing peeps this morning. How are things with you peeps?
  6. Word Originnoun sense 1 late 15th cent.: symbolic; compare with peek. noun senses 2 to 4 late Middle English: imitative; compare with cheep.Extra examples I noticed him take a little peep at his watch. I took a peep through the keyhole. Not a peep of protest was heard from the State Department. The film gives us a peep behind the curtain at a Broadway musical. a peep into the private life of a world leader I took a quick peep at the last page.
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