[ peek-uh-boo ]
/ ˈpik əˌbu /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for peekaboo
These images of schoolgirl skirts and peekaboo buttock outlines are just the most open, unapologetic manifestation of that.
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
/ (ˈpiːkəˌbuː) /
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
Word Origin for peekaboo
C16: from peek + boo
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