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[alt.food.peeps] Peeps FAQ.
Section - 10. What is the etymology of the word "peep" (peeps)?

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Webster's defines "peep" (noun) as:

Date: 15th century
1 : a feeble shrill sound : CHEEP

2 : a slight utterance especially of complaint or protest

3 : any of several small sandpipers 

I've also heard "peep" used in the context of a newly-hatched chick,
such as "... the mother hen and her peeps."

"Peep" is used to refer to several various shorebirds in the western
United States.

In contemporary slang, "Peeps", (from people), is used to refer to
friends, buddies, etc.

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