Peckish meaning

pĕkĭsh
The definition of peckish is hungry or cranky.

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.

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Somewhat hungry.
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Cross; irritable.
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Somewhat hungry.
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(colloquial) Irritable; crotchety.
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Ill-tempered; irritable.
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(colloquial) Mildly hungry.
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(colloquial) Of or pertaining to Peckham, a place in Southwark London.
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(colloquial) Native to Peckham.
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Origin of peckish

  • From peck to eat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • peck (“(verb)") +"Ž -ish

    From Wiktionary