a euph. substitute for various taboo terms, e.g. shit n. (1a) in phr. beat the bleep out of; also as v.
|Look 10 Mar. 58: Anybody [on the team] who talked to a reporter could go on Durocher’s bleep list.|
|Rivethead (1992) 95: [Bleep] ’em! Maybe I don’t know apples from oranges, but I can assure you I know my way around a rivet gun.|
|Reuters 28 Oct. n.p.: The device has even surfaced in ads, with a boy and girl exchanging censored epithets (‘mother-bleep,’ ‘bleep-you,’ ‘bleep-hole,’ etc.) in a soap commercial aired in January.|
|Tales of the Honey Badger [ebook] He commanded everyone [...] to get the bleep out of his way.|