peaky

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adjective \ˈpē-kē\

Examples of peaky in a sentence

  1. He's looking a bit peaky.

  2. <her mother announced that she still looked peaky, and felt her forehead for a fever>

1821

First Known Use of peaky

1821


PEAKY Defined for English Language Learners

peaky

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adjective \ˈpē-kē\

Definition of peaky for English Language Learners

  • : pale and sick


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