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Peep

To look at. As a specimen of the ingenuity of certain etymologists in tracing our language to Latin and Greek sources, may be mentioned Mr. Casaubon's derivation of peep from the Greek opipteuo (to stare at).

(Pe-pe-pe bo!)

Playing bo-peep
or peep-bo. Hiding or skulking from creditors; in allusion to the infant nursery game.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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