Bopeep Bo*peep", n. [Bo + peep.] The act of looking out suddenly, as from behind a screen, so as to startle some one (as by children in play), or of looking out and drawing suddenly back, as if frightened. [1913 Webster]

I for sorrow sung, That such a king should play bopeep, And go the fools among. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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