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1. Ill-tempered; irritable.
2. Chiefly British Somewhat hungry.

[From peck, to eat.]


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


(ˈpɛk ɪʃ)

adj. Chiefly Brit.
somewhat hungry.
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
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[ˈpekɪʃ] ADJcon ganas de comer algo
I'm or I feel a bit peckishtengo ganas de comer algo


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


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


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


(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.
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.
Anyone feeling peckish can try some of the many sweet and savoury treats available at Alice's Kitchen.
The mum-of-one, 34, appeared to pat her tummy for luck yesterday as she chatted to fellow guests in a canary yellow dress and hat - or perhaps she was just peckish.
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 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.
35pm You're in Banstead, you're peckish, do you fancy popping into the local jail for lunch?
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.
Have three regular meals throughout the day and drink water or choose healthy snacks if you're feeling peckish in between.
The Michael Chapman-trained Skye But N Ben enabled Tony McCoy to reach 100 winners for the campaign and the Market Rasen-based handler also saddled Feeling Peckish to land the amateur riders' handicap hurdle under Tom Garner.
Around about eleven, you're feeling peckish so you have a coffee and a biscuit or two.