Definition of bo-peep in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəʊˈpiːp/

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Australian /NZ informal
A quick look.
Example sentences
  • I just took a Bo peep at that awful video of you, and I gotta say, that's some ugly head you got.
  • I just had a bo peep at this album and boy, did you hit the jackpot here.
  • Following the advice from a fellow techie who had worked on it before, I had a bo-peep with the back off and the room lights out and there it was.


Early 16th century (originally denoting a game of hiding and reappearing): from bo, an exclamation intended to startle someone (compare with boo1) + the verb peep1. The current sense dates from the 1940s.

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