peckish

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adjective peck·ish \ˈpe-kish\

Definition of peckish

  1. 1 chiefly British :  hungry

  2. 2 :  crotchety

Examples of peckish in a Sentence

  1. If you're feeling peckish, there's some cheese in the fridge.

  2. a peckish tone of voice

Origin and Etymology of peckish

2peck


First Known Use: 1714


PECKISH Defined for English Language Learners

peckish

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adjective peck·ish \ˈpe-kish\

Definition of peckish for English Language Learners

  • : slightly hungry

  • : irritated or annoyed


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