cheep

[ cheep ]
/ tʃip /

verb (used without object)

to chirp; peep.
Chiefly South Midland U.S. to reveal or tell a secret (usually used in the phrase cheep it).

verb (used with object)

to express by cheeps.

noun

a chirp.

Origin of cheep

First recorded in 1505–15; imitative
Related formscheep·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cheep

cheep

/ (tʃiːp) /

noun

the short weak high-pitched cry of a young bird; chirp

verb

(intr) (of young birds) to utter characteristic shrill sounds
Derived Formscheeper, noun
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Word Origin and History for cheep

cheep


v.

1510s, of imitative origin, originally Scottish. Related: Cheeped; cheeping; cheeper. The noun is attested by 1774.

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