peeps

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piːps/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːps

Etymology 1[edit]

peep

Noun[edit]

peeps

  1. plural of peep

Verb[edit]

peeps

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of peep

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from people, with simplified spelling, + -s to emphasize the plurality of the word.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

peeps pl (normally plural, singular person)

  1. (slang) Alternative form of people; often especially (with personal pronoun) one's friends or associates. [from mid 20th c.]
    Not many peeps here tonight, innit?
    Hey my peeps, how are you doing?

Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pipe, from Old English pīpe, from Proto-West Germanic *pīpā.

Noun[edit]

peeps

  1. pipes
    • 1927, “PAUDEEN FOUGHLAAN'S WEDDEEN”, in THE ANCIENT DIALECT OF THE BARONIES OF FORTH AND BARGY, COUNTY WEXFORD, line 20:
      An a cat at a big-peeps an a taal o hays coat.
      And the cat ate his bag-pipes and the tail of his coat.

References[edit]

  • Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 133