peek

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpiːk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/pik/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pēk)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
peek  (pēk),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to look or glance quickly or furtively, esp. through a small opening or from a concealed location;
    peep;
    peer.

n. 
  1. a quick or furtive look or glance;
    peep.
  • 1325–75; Middle English piken (verb, verbal); perh. dissimilated variant of kiken to keek
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  peep 1.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
peek /piːk/ vb
  1. (intransitive) to glance quickly or furtively; peep
n
  1. a quick or furtive glance
Etymology: 14th Century pike, related to Middle Dutch kiken to peek
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