1. (US black) to scrutinise, to uncover something that was meant to be kept secret by checking.
|‘Mexicana Rose’ in Life (1976) 37: Now his cufflinks looked like they cost a grand, / But I peeped the back; they said, ‘Made in Japan.’.et al.|
|‘The Letter’ in Life (1976) 141: Remember that gold watch you said cost a grand? / Well, we peeped the back and it said, ‘Made in motherfucking Japan.’.et al.|
|Jones Men 41: It hadda be somebody who been peepin’ your shit.|
|New Jack City [film script] Peep this out. Freebase. So what?|
|What Fire Cannot Burn 155: IA cops were not cops that cops wanted other cops to peep them talking with.|
|? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] He had already peeped the temporary license plate.|
2. (also peep out) to put someone or something under surveillance; in weak use, to watch, to look at.
|Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 409: Lou, are you sure you’ve really peeped this cat?|
|Fields of Fire (1980) 169: Peep the neighbors out. If a neighbor comes to a window, wait until they go away.|
|‘High Rollers’ [lyrics] Most men don’t understand it / Till they peep the huge bank that these girls have landed.|
|‘What’s My Name?’ [lyrics] Yeah, so peep out the manuscript / You see that it’s a must we drop gangsta shit.|
|‘Ackrite’ [lyrics] Cuties peep my style, if I don’t get some ackrite / I’ma have to ack-wild.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 8: PEEP – look at something, check something out.|
|This Is How You Lose Her 209: On the T you swear you peep her in the rush-hour mix.|
3. to pay close attention, to listen to what somebody is saying.
|‘976-Bun B’ [lyrics] That new shit for ninety-two / All you niggaz peep this one.|
|Tuff 163: Peep this — Charley’s mother walk in, ‘I want to open a high-yield savings account’.|
see under hole card n.
(US black) to see what is going on.
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