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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... trying to help ease the bloated stomach problem for mum and read through all your responses prompting me to take this much more seriously. As you peeps have mentioned, it is somewhat difficult to describe so I didn't really understand where she was coming from Tests I am aware mum has done all ...
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