Peeks

peek

[peek]
verb (used without object)
1.
to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer.
noun
2.
a quick or furtive look or glance; peep.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English piken (v.); perhaps dissimilated variant of kiken to keek

peak, peek, pique, piqué.


1. See peep1.
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peek (piːk)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to glance quickly or furtively; peep
 
n
2.  a quick or furtive glance
 
[C14 pike, related to Middle Dutch kiken to peek]

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peek
late 14c., piken "look quickly and slyly," of unknown origin. The words peek, keek, and peep all were used with more or less the same meaning 14c.-15c.; perhaps the ultimate source was M.Du. kieken. The noun meaning "a peek, glance" is attested from 1844. Phrase peek-a-boo as a children;s game is attested
from 1599; as an adj. meaning "see-through" it dates from 1895.
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