peaky

adjective
\ ˈpē-kē \

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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

First Known Use of peaky

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peaky was in 1821

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peaky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of peaky

British, informal : pale and sick

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