Friday, August 5, 2011


Peeps \peeps\ , noun;
1. Slang: People

This word is probably most recognizable from phrases like "hangin' with my peeps," it is actually attested from as early as 1847. It's always meant "people," but originally it was used in writing to represent the speech of non-native English speakers. Specifically, the accented English of French speakers. By the 1950's it had made its way into teenage slang, and now it is stronly linked with rappers and other entertainment industry peeps.

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