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Definition of "peekaboo" [peek•a•boo]

  • A game for amusing a small child, in which one covers one's face or hides and then returns to view saying "Peekaboo!” (noun)
  • Decorated with embroidered holes or eyelets. (adjective)
  • Made of a sheer or transparent fabric. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peekaboo" in a sentence
  • "The board, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (sometimes called peekaboo by accountants), is overseen by the"
  • "Born three months early, her head the size of an orange, her feet as small as ballpark peanuts, she lies in an incubator at Rainbow, serenaded by the "peekaboo" trills of her parents, Mike and Jill."
  • "For instance, posting a spoiler saying "peekaboo" isn't what this feature is intended to be for news, videos, and feature comments."
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