peel·​ing ˈpē-liŋ How to pronounce peeling (audio)
: a peeled-off piece or strip

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The apple peeling is sure as far as revealing the letter of your future name. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Oct. 2022 Look for heat- and moisture-resistant varieties to prevent peeling and mildew. Sarah Egge, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Aug. 2022 Our Releveum skin repair cream helps people who suffer from radiation dermatitis, the redness, flaking, peeling and pain that can be caused by cancer radiation treatment. Jill Griffin, Forbes, 22 June 2022 Like the Philippines or Vietnam or Taiwan did in the South China Sea, Japan may fall victim to China's relentless peeling. Brad Lendon, CNN, 8 July 2022 Inspect exterior siding and trim for peeling or flaking paint. oregonlive, 15 May 2022 It's crafted from a thick resin to withstand harsh weather and to prevent peeling. Daria Smith, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 May 2022 Signs of a compromised skin barrier can include redness, dryness, peeling, flaking, burning or stinging. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 And most scary, and perhaps most ominous, is the peeling off of Hispanic voters in Nevada. NBC News, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peeling was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Peeling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



peel·​ing ˈpē-liŋ How to pronounce peeling (audio)
: a peeled-off piece or strip (as of skin or rind)
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