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Topic: OTHER GAMES

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: peek + boo

peekaboo

interjection, noun
     
peek‧a‧boo [uncountable]
DGO a game you play to amuse young children, in which you hide your face and then show it again, or the word you say when you play this game:
Peekaboo! I see you!
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