peek

Definitions

General English

  • noun a quick look
  • verb to look at something quickly

Computing

Electronics

  • To view, read, or display the content of a memory location. Also the command to perform this action. To poke is to alter or store this content.

Slang

  • noun an observation cell in a prison, in the jargon of prisoners recorded in the 1990s. (The verb ‘peek’ itself is not slang, being a direct descendant from the Middle English piken.).
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