American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To peek; peep.
- n. A look, especially a quick one; a peek.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To peep; look pryingly.
- n. A peep.
- n. One who keeks or peeks; in the clothing trade, one who spies out the newest designs from rival dealers and reports them to his employer.
- 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 *kīkanan (“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. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English kiken, keken, perhaps from Middle Dutch kiken. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And leetle mans keek beeg mans, an 'him cry like, vot you call -- ah! vot you call ze kid.”
“And leetle mans keek an 'keek an' keek, an 'bime by, long time, long way, keek beeg mans into my cabin.”
“May 7, 2008 at 10:27 pm wee keek it nao? zauberflote says:”
“March 1, 2008 at 6:49 pm ur leeping crane tekneek iz no match fur mi dubbel rowndhowse keek.”
“People are trying to keek their jobs and homes, and noone wants to hear any more about a crackpot preacher.”
“When Arnold Schwarzenegger looks at the camera in a ludicrous Mr. Freeze outfit and growls, "Eets tahm to keek ice," I am bowled over by a landslide of revelations: That someone had to write that line, thinking it was good enough to be on the big screen.”
“With a geing groan grunt and a croak click cluck. 2 And my faceage kink and kurkle trying to make keek peep. 3 Are you right there, Michael, are you right?”
“A quarter mile doon, the wersh blinterin sun forced itsel in throu the UV filter gless at the corridor heid, illuminatin the faces an keek panels o the first fifty Omegas.”
“Cautiously, unwilling, he stole a keek at that picture of Alistair.”
“After the truck stopped and the cars were unloaded, it had been ages before they ventured to have a keek out from behind the blankets.”
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