I am a product of parents from the Northeastern US, but I live in the Southeast, and let me tell you: those regions of the country do not speak the same language.
I have scads of examples, but this one has been cropping up a lot lately.
Is that some kind of sick dessert joke?
Because that’s what it sounds like to me.
No, it is Southern for peak-a-boo. Example: I was playing pee pie with my baby to keep him distracted at the doctor’s office.
Today, I heard a vet tech use it as a “term of endearment” for my cat. I had to put that in quotation marks because my cat doesn’t really endear herself to the vet staff or any other humans for that matter.
I’m not saying that peak-a-boo is a ten-cent word, but pee pie? I somehow doubt pee pie is going to make it into my vocabulary.
Apparently, pee pie might actually be a mispronunciation of “peep eye,” in which case it’s not nearly as gross and makes a lot more sense. But I’m telling you, I hear “pee pie” every time.