The definition of peevish is hard to please or having a bad temper.(adjective)
An example of a peevish person is someone who always starts arguments with others.
See peevish in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pevische < ?
See peevish in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English pevish
Origin: , possibly from Latin perversus
Origin: , past participle of perversus; see perverse.
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