bopeep

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bopeep a game played with young children; you hide your face and suddenly reveal it as you say boo!
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bopeep The act of looking out suddenly, as from behind a screen, so as to startle some one (as by children in play), or of looking out and drawing suddenly back, as if frightened. "I for sorrow sung,
      That such a king should play bopeep ,
      And go the fools among."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bopeep An alternate withdrawing or concealing of the face or person and sudden peeping out again in a playful manner or in some unexpected place, often resorted to as an amusement for very small children, and generally accompanied by drawling out the word “bo” when concealed, while “peep” is abruptly enunciated on reappearing: as, to play bopeep. In the United States more generally known as peek-a-boo.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Bo, + peep,

Usage

In literature:

She runs and plays bopeep as well as she's able.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
Such fleering, leering, jeering fooles bopeepe, Such hahas!
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
How did Bopeep find her sheep?
"Brooks's Readers: First Year" by Stratton D. Brooks
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In news:

Cult of the Dead Cow's (cDc's) BOPEEP plugin lets Back Orifice 2000 (BO2K) hijack the remote video display, as Screen A shows, and the console and keyboard.
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