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Peep

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To look at. As a specimen of the ingenuity of certain etymologists in tracing our language to Latin and Greek sources, may be mentioned Mr. Casaubon’s derivation of peep from the Greek opipteuo (to stare at). (Pe-pe-pe bo!)

Playing bo-peep or peep-bo. Hiding or skulking from creditors; in allusion to the infant nursery game.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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