Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a secret look
  2. (noun, event) the short weak cry of a young bird
  3. (verb, change) appear as though from hiding
  4. (verb, communication) speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
  5. (verb, communication) make high-pitched sounds
  6. (verb, perception) cause to appear
  7. (verb, perception) look furtively

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Synonyms of Peep

cheep, chirp, chirrup, peek

Alternate forms of Peep

Derivations: peep, peeper

Hyponyms: chitter, twitter

Hypernyms: appear, cry, emit, let loose, let out, look, looking, looking at, mouth, show, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Origin of the word Peep

  1. "glance" (esp. through a small opening), 1460, perhaps alteration of M.E. piken (see peek). The noun was first in sense found in peep of day (1530); meaning "a furtive glance" is first recorded 1730. Peep-hole is from 1681; peep-show is from 1851 (not typically salacious until c.1914). Slang peeper "eye" is from c.1700. Peeping Tom "a c… more
  2. "make a short chirp," c.1400, probably altered from pipen (mid-13c.), ultimately imitative (cf. L. pipare, Fr. pepier, Ger. piepen, Lith. pypti, Czech pipati, Gk. pipos). The noun is attested from early 15c.; meaning "slightest sound or utterance" (usually in a negative context) is attested from 1903. Peeper "tree frog" is… more

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Words that sound like Peep

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