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bo-peep

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Pronunciation: /bəʊˈpiːp/

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Definition of bo-peep in English:

noun

Australian /NZ informal
A quick look.

Origin

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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