He's feeling a little peckish.
- An example of peckish is if you are in the mood for something to eat and feeling hunger pains in your stomach.
- An example of peckish is if you are over-tired and snapping at people.
The definition of peckish is hungry or cranky.
- Chiefly Brit. somewhat hungry
- cross; irritable
Origin of peckishpeck + -ish
- Ill-tempered; irritable.
- Chiefly British Somewhat hungry.
Origin of peckishFrom peck 1 to eat
(comparative more peckish, superlative most peckish)
peck (“(verb)") +"Ž -ish