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[keek] /kik/
verb (used without object), Scot. and North England.
to peep; look furtively.
Origin of keek
1350-1400; Middle English kiken, cognate with or < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kīken Unabridged
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  • An' gin ye find 'im lyin' canny, an' ye tak' a keek into 'is bonny brown een, ye can see he's aye greetin'.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • I hav' no one with zee right to keek me—to keek me hard from zee back for being such a fool.

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris
  • He turned it on mysell twa-three times, the cunning devil, trying to keek into me, to see if he could use me.

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
  • He begged for just one "keek" at the stage, but Jimmy replied: "You don't catch me like that."

    The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
  • I like t geev da Kais a 54 keek in da face wid-a dose shoos.

    Conscript 2989 Irving Crump
  • The keek by one gentleman, him I resent, him I revenge; the keek by the base, him I scorn!

    Mike Flannery On Duty and Off Ellis Parker Butler
  • I say mit my husband dat night, 'Vill you keek me hard, if you pleas'?'

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris
  • M'Iver put oat his head and his torch, giving a warder's keek at the door below where the knocking continued.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • Pedro, if you ever keek me, you'll go overboard queek and don't you forget it.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
British Dictionary definitions for keek


noun, verb
a Scot word for peep1
Word Origin
C18: probably from Middle Dutch kīken to look
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