Also called bo-peep. a game played by or with very young children, typically in which one covers the face or hides and then suddenly uncovers the face or reappears, calling “Peekaboo!”
decorated with openwork.
made of a sheer and revealing material, as some blouses for women.
appearing briefly and then vanishing, or promising to appear but failing to do so: the fluctuating response of the stock market to a peekaboo economic recovery.
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How to use peekaboo in a sentence
These guys will “move them up behind their back into view in a kind of a peekaboo display,” Morehouse says.See the world through a jumping spider’s eyes — and other senses | Betsy Mason | February 17, 2022 | Science News For Students
We play peekaboo with the toddler in the seat ahead of us, and we close our eyes and rest, feeling safe and secure enough to dream among strangers.With airline altercations on the rise, a guide to best practices for bystanders | Tanya Ward Goodman | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
These images of schoolgirl skirts and peekaboo buttock outlines are just the most open, unapologetic manifestation of that.In Defense of American Apparel: Why a Hitched-Up Skirt Barely Conceals a Profound Social Confusion | Tim Teeman | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you wore a peekaboo waist she couldn't see through you any easier.Cobb's Anatomy | Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for peekaboo
a game for young children, in which one person hides his face and suddenly reveals it and cries "peekaboo."
(of a garment) made of fabric that is almost transparent or patterned with small holes
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