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[peeps, peps, pee-pis, pep-is]
  1. Samuel,1633–1703, English diarist and naval official.
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Related formsPepys·i·an [peep-see-uh n, pep-] /ˈpip si ən, ˈpɛp-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pepys

Historical Examples

  • The names of the artists who won Mr. Pepys' applause have not come down to us.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • If anybody asks me why I like Pepys, I do not feel obliged to reply.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover

    Maurice Francis Egan

  • And so home, as Pepys would have said, to breakfast, feeling depressed.

  • With Knollys and Sandys we may put Pepys, for the existence of the dims.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • Mr. Pepys would find boats there now if he visited the spot.

British Dictionary definitions for pepys


  1. Samuel. 1633–1703, English diarist and naval administrator. His diary, which covers the period 1660–69, is a vivid account of London life through such disasters as the Great Plague, the Fire of London, and the intrusion of the Dutch fleet up the Thames
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