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peep

peep
P p

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [peep]
    • /pip/
    • /piːp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [peep]
    • /pip/

Definitions of peep word

  • verb without object peep to utter the short, shrill little cry of a young bird, a mouse, etc.; cheep; squeak. 1
  • verb without object peep to speak in a thin, weak voice. 1
  • verb with object peep to show or protrude slightly. 1
  • noun peep Jeep. 1
  • noun peep bird sound: tweet 1
  • noun peep quick, secretive look 1

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Origin of peep

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English pepe; assimilated variant of peek

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Peep

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

peep popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

peep usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for peep

verb peep

  • be-held — simple past tense and past participle of behold.
  • bleated — to utter the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf or a sound resembling such a cry.
  • bleating — to utter the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf or a sound resembling such a cry.
  • catch sight of — to make out by means of the eyes; discern; see
  • cheep — the short weak high-pitched cry of a young bird; chirp

noun peep

  • call — If you call someone or something by a particular name or title, you give them that name or title.
  • gander — a town in E Newfoundland, in Canada: airport on the great circle route between New York and northern Europe.
  • glom — to steal.
  • look see — a visual inspection or survey; look; examination: have a look-see.
  • look-see — a visual inspection or survey; look; examination: have a look-see.

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