Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A faint, shrill sound like that of a young bird; a chirp.
  • intransitive v. To make a faint, shrill sound or sounds; chirp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Of a small bird, to make short, high-pitched sounds sounding like "cheep".
  • n. A short, high-pitched sound made by a small bird.
  • interj. The short, high-pitched sound made by a small bird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chirp, peep, or squeak, as of a young bird or mouse.
  • intransitive v. To chirp, as a young bird.
  • transitive v. To give expression to in a chirping tone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To peep, as a chick; chirp; squeak; creak; make a sound resembling “cheep.”
  • To utter in a chirping or peeping tone; pipe; chirp.
  • n. A squeak, as of a mouse; a chirp; hence, a creak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the short weak cry of a young bird
  • v. make high-pitched sounds

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoeic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Cheep … cheep … cheep” is the salutation of the newcomer, the emigrant, the casual at the gates of the new world.

    Chicks

  • However, he reached the point as which he aimed, but he had not been there a minute before he heard that peculiar sound of heavy blocks working, _cheep, cheep, cheep_.

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  • Yes | No | Report from radam wrote 13 weeks 6 days ago good way to keep it cheep is to make your own. every year when i go pheasant hunting i collect a few feathers and use them for flys in the up comming year

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  • Maybe just put the pill in cheep cider - better targeting of the population in question. on August 3, 2006 at 7: 58 pm | Reply Daisy

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  • Can anyone explain to me why you used the word cheep?

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  • The term "Piyo" means to cheep, which is sure to be what you'll hear inside your head once you see this adorable calendar.

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  • The A group contractor labor bill is much higher and the work goes faster but we chose the "cheep" route as my husband was on site full time to supervise and we have the philosophy, more time than money.

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  • That's a nice "cheep" Halloween getting to reuse all the costumes, I wish we didn't have to buy any, but Andrew has just grown to much.

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  • Those slender birds with narrow wings, with the white patches on the wings, that soar around in the evening, making nasal "cheep" sounds?

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  • They put in a kind of cheep developer foliage that is not really well suited for the area and so, dries out, turns to brush, fuels the fire.

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  • I had a pet chicken named cheep-cheep once, long long ago.

    July 10, 2007