verb (used without object) Scot. and North England.

to peep; look furtively.

Origin of keek

1350–1400; Middle English kiken, cognate with or < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kīken Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for keek

Contemporary Examples of keek

Historical Examples of keek

  • Pedro, if you ever keek me, you'll go overboard queek and don't you forget it.

  • I say mit my husband dat night, 'Vill you keek me hard, if you pleas'?'

    Stage Confidences

    Clara Morris

  • I hav' no one with zee right to keek me—to keek me hard from zee back for being such a fool.

    Stage Confidences

    Clara Morris

  • An' gin ye find 'im lyin' canny, an' ye tak' a keek into 'is bonny brown een, ye can see he's aye greetin'.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • He turned it on mysell twa-three times, the cunning devil, trying to keek into me, to see if he could use me.

British Dictionary definitions for keek


noun, verb

a Scot word for peep 1

Word Origin for keek

C18: probably from Middle Dutch kīken to look
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