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peep1 / pēp/ • v. [intr.] look quickly and furtively at something, esp. through a narrow opening: the door was ajar and she couldn't resist peeping in. ∎  (peep out) be just visible; appear slowly or partly or through a small opening: a wad of money that was peeping out of his pocket | the sun began to peep out. • n. [usu. in sing.] a quick or furtive look: Jonathan took a peep at his watch. ∎  a momentary or partial view of something: black curls and a peep of gold earring. peep2 • n. a high-pitched feeble sound made by a young bird or mammal. ∎  a slight sound, utterance, or complaint: not a peep out of them since shortly after eight. ∎  (usu. peeps) inf. a small sandpiper or similar wading bird. • v. [intr.] make a cheeping or beeping sound.

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peep2 look through a narrow opening XV; emerge a little into view XVI. For the expressive combination of initial p with ee cf. PEEK, PEER2.
Hence sb. XVI.

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Peep

of chicken; a brood of chickenBk. of St. Albans, 1486.

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peep1 utter a weak shrill sound. XV. of imit. orig.
Hence sb. XV.

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peepasleep, beep, bleep, cheap, cheep, creep, deep, heap, Jeep, keep, leap, neap, neep, peep, reap, seep, sheep, skin-deep, sleep, steep, Streep, sweep, veep, weep •slagheap • scrapheap • antheap •housekeep • upkeep • chimney sweep

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PEEP (piːp) pilot's electronic eye-level presentation

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