3. To look cautiously or slyly; to peer, as through a crevice; to pry. eep through the blanket of the dark. (Shak) From her cabined loophole peep. (milton) Peep sight, an adjustable piece, pierced with a small hole to peep through in aiming, attached to a rifle or other firearm near the breech.
Origin: Of imitative origin; cf. OE. Pipen, F. Piper, pepier, L. Pipire, pipare, pipiare, D. & G. Piepen. Senses 2 and 3 perhaps come from a transfer of sense from the sound which chickens make upon the first breaking of the shell to the act accompanying it; or perhaps from the influence of peek, or peak. Cf. Pipe.
1. The cry of a young chicken; a chirp.
4. (Science: zoology) Any small sandpiper, as the least sandpiper (Trigna minutilla). The European meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis). Peep show, a small show, or object exhibited, which is viewed through an orifice or a magnifying glass. Peep-o'-day boys, the irish insurgents of 1784; so called from their visiting the house of the loyal Irish at day break in search of arms.
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... FOR 2 WEEKS WHEN THEY FIRST TRANSFERED HER HERE AND WHAT WAS UNDER THAT LAMPSHADE ON THE TRUCK, HUH? DON;T TELL ME YOU DID NOT SEE PEOPLE TAKE A PEEP AT IT....HEHEHEHE, HELL THAT WAS OVER A MONTH AND 1/2 AGO AT LEAST.....HEY, WHILE WE'RE ON THE LOCALS BY ME, GIVE MIGUEL A BIG SHOUT OUT FOR ME ...
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... lady! You know what I read today on a blogsite? That you and I are the most despied two people on the internet. Not nice hey. I haven't heard a peep from ML. No reply email, can't get through on the phone. Dr G Smith phoned me, said he thinks she is way out of the picture. I am not sure what ...
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