See also: Peek, PEEK, and peek’

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English *peken, piken (to peep), probably a fusion of peep and keek.

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peek (third-person singular simple present peeks, present participle peeking, simple past and past participle peeked)

  1. To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep.
  2. To be only slightly, partially visible, as if peering out from a hiding place.
    • 2012, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Going Down: Oral Sex Stories, →ISBN:
      A pale strip of white skin peeked out from under his waistband.
    • 2012, Michelle Monkou, If I Had You, →ISBN:
      Her brown skin peeked through the empty gap in her clothing.
  3. (computing, transitive) To retrieve (a value) from a memory address.
    • 2006, Gary Willoughby, PureBasic: A Beginner's Guide to Computer Programming (page 279)
      We are peeking the value from the first index's memory location.
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peek

  1. Misspelling of pique.

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peek

  1. ergative plural of pe