Definition of Peep

1. Noun. The short weak cry of a young bird.

Exact synonyms: Cheep
Generic synonyms: Cry
Derivative terms: Cheep

2. Verb. Look furtively. "He peeped at the woman through the window"
Generic synonyms: Look
Derivative terms: Peeper

3. Noun. A secret look.
Exact synonyms: Peek
Generic synonyms: Look, Looking, Looking At
Derivative terms: Peek

4. Verb. Cause to appear. "He peeped his head through the window"
Generic synonyms: Show

5. Verb. Make high-pitched sounds. "The birds were chirping in the bushes"
Exact synonyms: Cheep, Chirp, Chirrup
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Specialized synonyms: Chitter, Twitter
Derivative terms: Cheep, Chirp, Chirrup, Peeper

6. Verb. Speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice.
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize

7. Verb. Appear as though from hiding. "The new moon peeped through the tree tops"
Generic synonyms: Appear

Definition of Peep

1. v. i. To cry, as a chicken hatching or newly hatched; to chirp; to cheep.

2. n. The cry of a young chicken; a chirp.

Definition of Peep

1. Acronym. (slang) A World War II jeep attached to an armored regiment. ¹

2. Acronym. (medicine) '''P'''ositive '''e'''nd-'''e'''xpiratory '''p'''ressure. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A soft marshmallow candy, shaped into a baby animal for Easter celebration. ¹

4. Noun. A quiet sound, particularly one from a baby bird. ¹

5. Noun. A feeble utterance or complaint. ¹

6. Noun. The sound of a steam engine's whistle; typically shrill. ¹

7. Noun. A kind of bird; a sandpiper. ¹

8. Verb. To make a soft, shrill noise like a baby bird. ¹

9. Verb. To speak briefly with a quiet voice. ¹

10. Verb. To look, especially while trying not to be seen or noticed. ¹

11. Noun. A quick look or glimpse, especially a furtive one. ¹

12. Noun. (obsolete) A spot on a die or domino. ¹

13. Noun. (British slang) person. ¹

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Definition of Peep

1. to utter a short, shrill cry [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Peep

1. 1. To cry, as a chicken hatching or newly hatched; to chirp; to cheep. "There was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped." (Is. X. 14) 2. To begin to appear; to look forth from concealment; to make the first appearance. "When flowers first peeped, and trees did blossoms bear." (Dryden) 3. To look cautiously or slyly; to peer, as through a crevice; to pry. "eep through the blanket of the dark." (Shak) "From her cabined loophole peep." (Milton) Peep sight, an adjustable piece, pierced with a small hole to peep through in aiming, attached to a rifle or other firearm near the breech. Origin: Of imitative origin; cf. OE. Pipen, F. Piper, pepier, L. Pipire, pipare, pipiare, D. & G. Piepen. Senses 2 and 3 perhaps come from a transfer of sense from the sound which chickens make upon the first breaking of the shell to the act accompanying it; or perhaps from the influence of peek, or peak. Cf. Pipe. 1. The cry of a young chicken; a chirp. 2. First outlook or appearance. "Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn." (Gray) 3. A sly look; a look as through a crevice, or from a place of concealment. "To take t' other peep at the stars." (Swift) 4. Any small sandpiper, as the least sandpiper (Trigna minutilla). The European meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis). Peep show, a small show, or object exhibited, which is viewed through an orifice or a magnifying glass. Peep-o'-day boys, the Irish insurgents of 1784; so called from their visiting the house of the loyal Irish at day break in search of arms. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peep

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peep out
peep pixels
peep show
peep shows
peep sight

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