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verb (used without object)
  1. to chirp; peep.
  2. Chiefly South Midland U.S. to reveal or tell a secret (usually used in the phrase cheep it).
verb (used with object)
  1. to express by cheeps.
  1. a chirp.

Origin of cheep

First recorded in 1505–15; imitative
Related formscheep·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for cheep

chip, chirp, tweet, peep, twitter, tweedle, chirrup, chipper

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British Dictionary definitions for cheep


  1. the short weak high-pitched cry of a young bird; chirp
  1. (intr) (of young birds) to utter characteristic shrill sounds
Derived Formscheeper, noun
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Word Origin and History for cheep

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

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