peep Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “peep” in the English Dictionary

"peep" in British English

See all translations


uk   us   /piːp/

peep verb (LOOK)

C2 [I usually + adv/prep] to ​secretlylook at something for a ​shorttime, usually through a ​hole: I ​saw her peeping through the ​curtains/into the ​room.

peep verb (APPEAR)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​appearslowly and not be ​completelyseen: A few early ​flowers had peeped up through the ​snow. The cat's ​tail was peeping out from under the ​bed.

peep verb (NOISE)

[I] to make a ​weak high ​noise


uk   us   /piːp/

peep noun (SOMETHING SAID)

[S] informal a ​statement, ​answer, or ​complaint: No one has raised a peep about this ​dreadfulbehaviour. One more peep out of you and there'll be no ​televisiontomorrow. There hasn't been a peep out of (= any ​form of ​communication from) my ​sister for a ​couple of ​weeks.

peep noun (NOISE)

[C] the ​weak high ​noise made by ​youngbirds

peep noun (LOOK)

[S] a ​quicklook: Take/Have a peep at what it says in this ​letter.
(Definition of peep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"peep" in American English

See all translations

peepverb [I]

 us   /pip/

peep verb [I] (LOOK)

to ​lookquickly and often ​secretly: He peeped over his ​shoulder to ​see if anyone was ​watching. If something peeps up or out, it has just ​begun to ​appear: Daisies were peeping through the ​turf.


 us   /pip/

peep noun (SOUND)

[C] a ​sound, or a ​spoken word: She’s too ​scared to make a peep.
(Definition of peep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of peep?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day