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Etymology 1 n. (plural of peep English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: peep) Etymology 2

n. (context now slang English) people; often especially (with personal pronoun), one's friends or associates. (from 19th c.)


Peeps are marshmallow candies, sold in the United States and Canada, that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are also different shapes used for various holidays. Peeps are used primarily to fill Easter baskets, though recent advertising campaigns market the candy as "Peeps - Always in Season", as Peeps has since expanded to include Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day; since 2014 it has been available year-round with the introduction of Peeps Minis. They are made from sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, and various food dyes.

Peeps (novel)

Peeps (also Parasite Positive) is a 2005 novel by Scott Westerfeld revolving around a parasite which causes people to become cannibalistic and repelled by that which they once loved. It follows the protagonist, Cal Thompson, as he lives with this parasite and tries to uncover a possible threat to the whole population of the world. The apocalyptic threat to the world that begins in Peeps continues in The Last Days, which featured some of the same characters.

Usage examples of "peeps".

Never mind that we've got a participating democracy, as well, and the Peeps don't.

They don't even tell their viewers the Peeps are censoring every single report coming out of Haven or any other branch of the 'Office of Public Information,' and you know it as well as I do!

Most Sollies probably do realize the Peeps often lie and take reports from the PRH with a largish grain of salt.

And the longer the Peeps go on hammering away at their lies and no one calls them on it, the worse it's going to get.

It's almost as if every battle we win somehow turns the Peeps more and more into the 'underdogs,' for God's sake!

The Peeps hadn't said a word about it, but every member of Honor's extended family—human and 'cat alike—knew Nimitz had not survived her.

He had been gradually shedding the innermost, winter-only coat he'd grown during their last stay on Sphinx even before their capture by the Peeps, but the transition to Hell had activated his shedding reflex with a vengeance.

She turned to look for the speaker, but he was on her left side (the upwind one), and the Peeps had burned out the circuitry for the cybernetic eye on that side while she was in custody.

Alistair hated the very thought that anything the Peeps did or had could match the Manticoran equivalent.

Getting the escapees down in one piece, convincing the Peeps they were all dead in order to head off any search parties, hiding the assault shuttles against accidental detection, and exploring their local environs had been quite enough to keep him busy.

All of which meant that, logically, there should be no reason for the Peeps to be looking for anything out here in the middle of the jungle.

After all, the Peeps had a planet-wide com net whose security they trusted totally, for reasons which made perfectly good sense.

Most of them are from the various star systems the Peeps picked off early on, from Tambourine to Trevor's Star.

The Peeps captured us in the Adler System and turned us over to StateSec to ship out here.

Of course, it must be obvious that if they'd gotten down without the Peeps knowing about it they had to at least have a lifeboat, but this woman had gotten past her disbelief and shock to put all the clues together far more rapidly than Honor would have believed was possible.