Main meanings of zeep in English

: zeep1zeep2

zeep1

Pronunciation /ziːp/

noun

  • A high-pitched noise like that produced by friction or something travelling at speed. Also as interjection (frequently reduplicated).

    Chiefly used with reference to sounds made by birds or insects.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Gleanings Bee Culture. Imitative.

Main meanings of zeep in English

: zeep1zeep2

zeep2

Pronunciation /ziːp/

verb

  • To produce a high-pitched noise like that produced by friction or something travelling at speed; especially (of an animal or bird) to give a call or emit a sound of this sort. Also occasionally with object: to cause (something) to produce such a sound.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Gleanings Bee Culture. From zeep.