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verb [transitive] people pronunciation in British English /ˈpiːp(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepeopling
past tensepeopled
past participlepeopled
  1. [usually passive] to be the people who exist in a place, situation, or period of time
    Hunters peopled these forests long ago.
    a sparsely peopled area
    be peopled with someone: Her childhood was peopled with strange aunts and uncles.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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