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peck·ish

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

[From peck, to eat.]
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peckish

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

(ˈpɛk ɪʃ)

adj. Chiefly Brit.
somewhat hungry.
[1775–85]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

peckish

[ˈpɛkɪʃ] adj (British) (= hungry) to be peckish → avoir un creux
to feel a bit peckish → avoir un petit creux
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

peckish

adj (Brit inf: = hungry) I’m (feeling) a bit peckishich könnte was zwischen die Zähne gebrauchen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

peckish

[ˈpɛkɪʃ] adj (Brit) (fam) to feel a bit peckishavere un languorino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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