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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peep \Peep\ (p[=e]p), n. 1. The cry of a young chicken; a chirp. [1913 Webster] 2. First outlook or appearance. [1913 Webster] Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn. --Gray. [1913 Webster] 3. A sly look; a look as through a crevice, or from a place of concealment. [1913 Webster] To take t' other peep at the stars. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) (a) Any small sandpiper, as the least sandpiper (Trigna minutilla). (b) The European meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis). [1913 Webster] Peep show, a small show, or object exhibited, which is viewed through an orifice or a magnifying glass. Peep-o'-day boys, the Irish insurgents of 1784; -- so called from their visiting the house of the loyal Irish at day break in search of arms. [Cant] [1913 Webster]