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peek·a·boo

 (pēk′ə-bo͞o′)
n.
A game for amusing a small child, in which one covers one's face or hides and then returns to view saying "Peekaboo!"
adj.
1. Decorated with embroidered holes or eyelets.
2. Made of a sheer or transparent fabric.

[peek + boo.]

peekaboo

(ˈpiːkəˌbuː)
n
(Games, other than specified) a game for young children, in which one person hides his face and suddenly reveals it and cries "peekaboo".
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) (of a garment) made of fabric that is almost transparent or patterned with small holes
[C16: from peek + boo]

peek•a•boo

(ˈpik əˌbu)

n.
1. a game in which one amuses a baby by suddenly revealing one's face from hiding, as from behind one's hands, and calling “Peekaboo!”
adj.
2. (of clothing) decorated with openwork.
3. made of a sheer and revealing material, as some blouses for women.
[1590–1600; peek + -a- connective + boo1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peekaboo - a game played with young childrenpeekaboo - a game played with young children; you hide your face and suddenly reveal it as you say boo!
child's game - a game enjoyed by children
Translations

peekaboo

nKuckuckspiel nt; to play peekabookuckuck spielen
interjkuckuck
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