peaky


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peaky

(ˈpiːkɪ)
adj, -kier or -kiest
wan, emaciated, or sickly
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peaky - having or as if having especially high-pitched spots; "absence of peaky highs and beefed-up bass"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

peaky

adjective off colour, poorly (informal), ill, sick, pale, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), pinched, wan, sickly, unwell, emaciated, under the weather (informal), in poor shape, like death warmed up (informal), green about the gills, peelie-wally (Scot.) Are you feeling all right? You look a little peaky.
Translations
هَزيل، شاحِب الوَجْه
bledývyzáblý
bleguvel
göthös
laslegur

peaky

[ˈpiːkɪ] ADJ (peakier (compar) (peakiest (superl))) → paliducho
to look peakyestar paliducho

peaky

[ˈpiːki] adj (British) [person] → pas dans son assiette

peaky

adj (+er) (Brit inf) complexionblass; faceverhärmt, abgehärmt; look, childkränklich; to look peakynicht gut aussehen, angeschlagen aussehen (inf)

peaky

[ˈpiːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → sbattuto/a
I'm feeling a bit peaky → mi sento un po' giù

peak

(piːk) noun
1. the pointed top of a mountain or hill. snow-covered peaks.
2. the highest, greatest, busiest etc point, time etc. He was at the peak of his career.
3. the front part of a cap which shades the eyes. The boy wore a cap with a peak.
verb
to reach the highest, greatest, busiest etc point, time etc. Prices peaked in July and then began to fall.
peaked adjective
having a peak. a peaked cap.
ˈpeaky adjective
looking pale and unhealthy. You look peaky today.
References in classic literature ?
At the other side of this road were three large detached deep-bodied villas with peaky eaves and small wooden balconies, each standing in its own little square of grass and of flowers.
This he buttoned tightly up, in spite of the extreme closeness of the night, and finished his attire by putting on a rabbit-skin cap with hanging lappets which covered the ears, so that no part of him was visible save his mobile and peaky face.
"Those three little piggies grew peaky and lean, and lean they might very well be;
The other, clad in a dirty russet suit with a long sweeping doublet, had a cunning, foxy face with keen, twinkling eyes and a peaky beard.
Freely got himself introduced into the home of the Palfreys, and notwithstanding a tendency in the male part of the family to jeer at him a little as "peaky" and bow-legged, he presently established his position as an accepted and frequent guest.
His features were peaky and sallow, and his little pointed beard was thready and ill-nourished.
This was the gang that preceded the Peaky Blinders and often became the victims of the rising gang.
EXCLUSIVE BY GARETH FULLERTON BELFAST actor Packy Lee has revealed how his role in Peaky Blinders transformed his life.
PEAKY Blinders has kept us on the edge of our seats as we've watched Tommy Shelby rise from smalltime Small Heath gangster to MP for Birmingham South.
MANCHESTER'S Peaky Blinders themed bar has been slapped with a legal warning from producers of the hit BBC show.
THE Peaky Blinders' favourite pub is set to be reincarnated in the area they once roamed.
Plenty of stylish men created a headturning theme by turning up in Peaky Blinders-style clothes.