peckish


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peck·ish

 (pĕk′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Ill-tempered; irritable.
2. Chiefly British Somewhat hungry.

[From peck, to eat.]

peckish

(ˈpɛkɪʃ)
adj
informal chiefly Brit feeling slightly hungry; having an appetite
[C18: from peck2]

peck•ish

(ˈpɛk ɪʃ)

adj. Chiefly Brit.
somewhat hungry.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peckish - somewhat hungry
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
hungry - feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"
2.peckish - easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Translations
ذو شَهِـيَّة شَديدَه
vyhládlý
småsulten
svangur
çok açkarnı zil çalan

peckish

[ˈpekɪʃ] ADJcon ganas de comer algo
I'm or I feel a bit peckishtengo ganas de comer algo

peckish

[ˈpɛkɪʃ] adj (British) (= hungry) to be peckish → avoir un creux
to feel a bit peckish → avoir un petit creux

peckish

adj (Brit inf: = hungry) I’m (feeling) a bit peckishich könnte was zwischen die Zähne gebrauchen (inf)

peckish

[ˈpɛkɪʃ] adj (Brit) (fam) to feel a bit peckishavere un languorino

peck

(pek) verb
1. (of birds) to strike or pick up with the beak, usually in order to eat. The birds pecked at the corn; The bird pecked his hand.
2. to eat very little. She just pecks (at) her food.
3. to kiss quickly and briefly. She pecked her mother on the cheek.
noun
1. a tap or bite with the beak. The bird gave him a painful peck on the hand.
2. a brief kiss. a peck on the cheek.
ˈpeckish adjective
rather hungry. I feel a bit peckish.
References in classic literature ?
was that gentleman's remark: "seeing these nobs grubbing away has made me peckish too.
One in five women keep a snack in their bedside cabinet in case they got peckish during the night.
Anyone feeling peckish can try some of the many sweet and savoury treats available at Alice's Kitchen.
However, remember drinking can stimulate your appetite and lower your resolve around food, so make sure you think about how much you want to drink before a night out and plan ahead by having healthy snacks to hand in case you get peckish.
IF a day exploring Glasgow has left you feeling a little bit peckish, then don't fear.
Cut out the junk snacks and replace with seeds, nuts and fruit and only eat when peckish.
A gate left unclosed, a hungry goat, a field of corn, and five peckish pigeons set up the drama.
A PECKISH thief swiped a packed lunch from a vehicle and was tracked down by a police dog when he was found tucking into its contents.
London, September 4 ( ANI ): A woman had her precious diamond earring accidentally swallowed by her pet Peckish cockerel, which was perched on her shoulder, and will now have to wait until the death of the bird, to retrieve her jewellery item which is worth 300 pounds.
NEWCASTLE UNITED HAVE FOUND A WAY TO MAKE SURE PECKISH FANS DON'T MISS A SECOND OF THE ACTION ON MATCH DAYS ?
I knowI''d be really peckish for walking ever so brisk So then I''d end up munching on a family bag of crisps So I''ll reach for the salad bowl, I know I''ll have to try it But after I''ve had my toffee pud tomorrow I start my diet
Have three regular meals throughout the day and drink water or choose healthy snacks if you're feeling peckish in between.