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cheep

[cheep] /tʃip/
verb (used without object)
1.
to chirp; peep.
2.
Chiefly South Midland U.S. to reveal or tell a secret (usually used in the phrase cheep it).
verb (used with object)
3.
to express by cheeps.
noun
4.
a chirp.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; imitative
Related forms
cheeper, noun
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Examples from the web for cheep
  • There are some great new products out there--but they ain't cheep.
  • Those bars have seldom more to offer than one sort of rum and a cheep brand of cigarettes.
  • It sounds to me that the fish farms were looking for a cheep food source.
  • Not to mention globalizations, cheep overseas labor and computer innovations.
  • It should be relatively cheep to design, build, and test on the fans that cool our computers.
  • These more protected birds can stay in the nest and cheep for the parents to bring them food.
  • It was that squeaky cheep-chirp that sticks in your mind when you spend some time around them.
British Dictionary definitions for cheep

cheep

/tʃiːp/
noun
1.
the short weak high-pitched cry of a young bird; chirp
verb
2.
(intransitive) (of young birds) to utter characteristic shrill sounds
Derived Forms
cheeper, noun
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Word Origin and History for cheep
v.

1510s, of imitative origin, originally Scottish. Related: Cheeped; cheeping; cheeper. The noun is attested by 1774.

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