peckish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

peck ((verb)) +‎ -ish

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

peckish (comparative more peckish, superlative most peckish)

  1. (colloquial) mildly hungry[1]
  2. (colloquial) irritable; crotchety
  3. (colloquial) Of or pertaining to Peckham, a place in Southwark London.
  4. (colloquial) Native to Peckham.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1860. John Camden Hotten. A dictionary of modern slang, cant, and vulgar words page 188.