meaning of beep

beep meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1927, imitative of automobile horns (originally associated with noise of a specific style of car horn among a number of kinds used in the years following the klaxon horn was brought into use c.1910). Used as a noun and verb by 1929. Relevant: Beeped; beeping.

beep meaning in General Dictionary

make a loud noise

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  • call, summon, or alert with a beeper
  • a brief high tone produced as a sign or warning