peaky

adjective \ ˈpē-kē \

Definition of peaky

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

First Known Use of peaky

1821


PEAKY Defined for English Language Learners

peaky

adjective

Definition of peaky for English Language Learners

  • : pale and sick


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