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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.
His features were peaky and sallow, and his little pointed beard was thready and ill-nourished.
A SECOND event dedicated to hit TV show Peaky Blinders is coming to Teesside.
PULL out those tweed caps and dust down those cloche hats for a night of Peaky Blinders-inspired partying.
PRODUCERS of cult hit Peaky Blinders are eyeing up a well known pub in Conwy to film scenes for the next series.
Coventry Comic-Con organisers will be hosting an over 18s Peaky Blinders themed evening at The Box, FarGo Village.
GET ready to don your flat caps and pocket watches because an immersive experience themed around Peaky Blinders is coming to Wales.
JASPER'S first public appearance after surgery was at the premiere of the fourth series of Peaky Blinders at Cineworld on Broad Street.
MERSEYSIDE is set to welcome its third Peaky Blinders-inspired bar.