keek

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English kyken, kiken, keken ‎(to look, peep), possibly from Middle Dutch kieken or Middle Low German kīken ‎(to look, peep), from Old Saxon *kīkan ‎(to look), from Proto-Germanic *kīkaną ‎(to look). Cognate with Dutch kijken ‎(to look), Low German kīken ‎(to look), German kucken, gucken ‎(to look), Danish kigge, kikke ‎(to look, peep), Swedish kika ‎(to peep, peek, keek, pry), Icelandic kikja ‎(to look, check). Perhaps related to kick.

The words peek, keek and peep were used more or less synonymously in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

keek ‎(third-person singular simple present keeks, present participle keeking, simple past and past participle keeked)

  1. To peek; peep.
    The man keeked over the fence.

Noun[edit]

keek ‎(plural keeks)

  1. A look, especially a quick one; a peek.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • keek” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • keek” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

keek

  1. singular past indicative of kijken

Anagrams[edit]


Scots[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Middle English kiken.

Verb[edit]

keek ‎(third-person singular present keeks, present participle keekin, past keeked, past participle keeked)

  1. To have a quick look or peek.
  2. To tilt or lean back.
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Noun[edit]

keek (plural keeks)

  1. A quick look or peek.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

keek (plural keeks)

  1. A cap made of linen worn around the head and neck.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [1]