Definition of peep-toe in US English:



  • (of a shoe) having the tip cut away to leave the big toe partially exposed.

    • ‘If it's cold enough for a fur turban and a granny sweater, it's too cold for peep-toe shoes.’
    • ‘In keeping with the 40's leitmotif, the silvertone peep-toe high heels complete the ensemble.’
    • ‘If pedicures and peep-toe shoes represent long-established preferences of many in summer, this year's full exposure is rampant!’
    • ‘Submitting your work is like putting on your favorite polka dot halter dress and peep-toe shoes, misting yourself in Chanel No. 5 only to step outside and have a cab douse you in muddy rainwater.’


  • A peep-toe shoe.

    ‘a pair of black peep-toes’
    • ‘If you buy designer peep-toes for £250, you're going to need a leg wax, a pedicure, some new nail varnish shades to go with them… and before you know it, you're walking about with one month's mortgage repayment on your feet!’