peaky

adjective
\ ˈpē-kē How to pronounce peaky (audio) \

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Examples of peaky in a Sentence

He's looking a bit peaky. her mother announced that she still looked peaky, and felt her forehead for a fever
Recent Examples on the Web Despite a torque peak of 346 pound-feet at 6100 rpm, this engine doesn't feel as peaky as the specs indicate thanks to that moderate displacement. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Leaves Us Breathless," 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of peaky

1821, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2021

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“Peaky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peaky. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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peaky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of peaky

British, informal : pale and sick

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