Etymology
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peek (v.)

late 14c., piken "look quickly and slyly," a word 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 Middle Dutch kieken. Related: Peeked; peeking.

peek (n.)

"a peek, glance," 1844, from peek (v.).

updated on March 14, 2020

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