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with Anu Garg

peeps

PRONUNCIATION:
(peeps)

MEANING:
noun: People, especially when referring to one’s friends or associates.

ETYMOLOGY:
Shortened form of people. Earliest documented use: 1847.

USAGE:
“I was with my peeps in the right-field pavilion.”
Chris Erskine; Buy Dodgers?; Los Angeles Times; Apr 18, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A certain kind of rich man afflicted with the symptoms of moral dandyism sooner or later comes to the conclusion that it isn't enough merely to make money. He feels obliged to hold views, to espouse causes and elect Presidents, to explain to a trembling world how and why the world went wrong. -Lewis H. Lapham, editor and writer (b. 8 Jan 1935)

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