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

  • n. A game for amusing a small child, in which one covers one's face or hides and then returns to view saying "Peekaboo!”
  • adj. Decorated with embroidered holes or eyelets.
  • adj. Made of a sheer or transparent fabric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A game for a small child in which one covers one's face, then revealing it and saying Boo! or Peekaboo!.
  • adj. with holes, slits or transparent fabric to reveal what is normally hidden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A child's game; bopeep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bo-peep.

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

  • n. a game played with young children; you hide your face and suddenly reveal it as you say boo!


peek + boo1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • They have tucked it safe among the bulrushes. Peekaboo. I see you. No, the dog. He is running back to them. Who?
    Joyce, Ulysses, 3

    December 30, 2006