Peep vs Whimper - What's the difference?

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Peep is a synonym of whimper.


As an acronym peep

is (slang) a world war ii jeep attached to an armored regiment.

As a noun whimper is

a low intermittent sob.

As a verb whimper is

to cry or sob softly and intermittently.

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peep

English

Etymology 1

Onomatopoeic, from (etyl) pepen

Noun

(en noun)
  • A quiet sound, particularly one from a baby bird.
  • A feeble utterance or complaint.
  • I don't want to hear a peep out of you !
  • The sound of a steam engine's whistle; typically shrill.
  • 2001 , , Thomas the tank engine collection : a unique collection of stories from the railway series - p. 177 - Egmont Books, Limited, Aug 15, 2001
    "Peep', ' peep ," said Edward, "I'm ready."
    "Peep', '''peep''', ' peep ," said Henry, "so am I."
  • A kind of bird; a sandpiper.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a soft, shrill noise like a baby bird.
  • To speak briefly with a quiet voice.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To look, especially while trying not to be seen or noticed.
  • :
  • *
  • *:And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=But Richmond
  • To begin to appear; to look forth from concealment; to make the first appearance.
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:When flowers first peeped , and trees did blossoms bear.
  • Hypernyms
    * glance

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A quick look or glimpse, especially a furtive one.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1907 , title=(The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses) , author=Robert W. Service , chapter=(The Cremation of Sam McGee) , passage=I was sick with dread, but I bravely said: "I'll just take a peep inside. / I guess he's cooked, and it's time I looked";. . . then the door I opened wide.}}

    Derived terms

    * bo-peep * by-peep * peeper, peepers * peep pixels * peep show * peeping tom * pixel peeper

    Etymology 3

    Of uncertain origin

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A spot on a die or domino.
  • Synonyms
    * (spot on die or domino) pip

    Etymology 4

    , a shortened form of people.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, slang) person.
  • English onomatopoeias English palindromes

    whimper

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A low intermittent sob.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cry or sob softly and intermittently.
  • The lonely puppy began to whimper as soon as we left the room.
  • * 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • At the sight of Mr. Utterson, the housemaid broke into hysterical whimpering ; and the cook, crying out "Bless God! it's Mr. Utterson," ran forward as if to take him in her arms.
  • To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain.
  • * Latimer
  • Was there ever yet preacher but there were gainsayers that spurned, that winced, that whimpered against him?
  • To say something in a whimpering manner.
  • "Master, please don't punish me!" he whimpered .

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * whimperative