pecking orders

variants also peck orders
plural of pecking order
as in rankings
the way in which people or things in a group or organization are placed in a series of levels with different importance or status As an assistant manager, he was pretty low in the company's pecking order.

Synonyms & Similar Words


Thesaurus Entries Near pecking orders

Cite this Entry

“Pecking orders.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!