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English

Etymology 1

Probably from Middle English kiken possibly from the Middle Dutch kieken, Middle Low German kīken, cognate with Dutch kijken (look), German kucken (look).

The words peek, keek and peep all were used more or less synonymously in the 14c.-15century.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to keek

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to keek (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To peek; peep.
    The man keeked over the fence.

Noun

Singular
keek

Plural
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keek ({{{1}}})
  1. A look, especially a quick one; a peek.
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Etymology 2

EB1911A-pict1.png This entry lacks an etymology. If you are familiar with the origin of this word, please add it to the page as described here.
Particularly: “the interjection is probably an onomatopoeia?”

Interjection

keek

  1. An exclamation of excitement, boredom, or randomness.
    • keek!

References

  • keek” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "keek" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

keek

  1. Past singular form, 1st, 2nd and 3rd person, of of kijken; looked

Scots

Etymology 1

Possibly from Middle English kiken.

Verb

tae keek (third-person singular simple present keeks, present participle keekin, simple past keeked, past participle keeked)

Infinitive
tae keek

Third person singular
keeks

Simple past
keeked

Past participle
keeked

Present participle
keekin

  1. To have a quick look or peek.
  2. To tilt or lean back.

Noun

keek ({{{1}}})

Singular
keek

Plural
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  1. A quick look or peek.

Etymology 2

EB1911A-pict1.png This entry lacks an etymology. If you are familiar with the origin of this word, please add it to the page as described here.

Noun

keek ({{{1}}})

Singular
keek

Plural
{{{1}}}

  1. A cap made of linen worn around the head and neck.

References

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [1]

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