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

  • n.pl. Slang Associates; friends.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of peep.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of peep.

Etymologies

Alteration of people.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
peep (Wiktionary)
Shortened from people, with simplified spelling, + -s to emphasize the plurality of the word (Wiktionary)

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  • can also mean my people.

    May 13, 2008

  • Marshmallow PEEPS® taste like pure sugar to me.

    February 25, 2008

  • Peeps (branded as PEEPS®) are small marshmallow candies, sold in the United States, that are shaped into baby chickens, rabbits, and other animals. Peeps are primarily used to fill Easter baskets. They are made from marshmallow, sugar, gelatin, and carnauba wax.

    Peeps are produced by Just Born, a candy manufacturer based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Peeps were introduced in 1953 by Russian immigrant, Sam Born. When Just Born acquired Rodda Candy Company in 1953, they automated the process (originally the chicks were formed by hand) and mass-marketed them. Back in 1953, when the peeps were made by hand it took 27 hours to make one marshmallow peep. The yellow chicks were the original form of the candy — hence their name — but then the company introduced other colors and, eventually, the myriad shapes in which they are now produced.

    _Wikipedia

    February 3, 2008