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Sense: 1
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: PEEP1
Sense: 2-3
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: From the sound.
Sense: 4
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: people

peep

2 noun
     
peep2 [countable]
1 a quick or secret look at something
peep at/into
Jon took a peep at his watch.
2

a peep

informalC a sound that someone makes, or something that they say, especially a complaint:
There has not been a peep out of them since bedtime.
a peep of protest
3x-ref a short high sound, like the sound a mouse or a young bird makes:
the peep of a chick
loud peeps from the smoke alarm
4 also peeps informal a word meaning 'people', used in magazines

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