|Origin:||per, from Latin par 'equal'; PAR|
Related topics: Government
1 [usually plural]PG formal
your peers are the people who are the same age as you, or who have the same type of job, social class etc: ➔ peer group, peer pressure
American children did less well in math than their peers in Japan.
Staff members are trained by their peers.
a member of the British nobility [↪ House of Lords, peerage]