If youre going up in the air, Captain, youll be peckish, the man said.
Why, of course, this is their breakfast-time, and the sight of us has made them peckish.
Well, now I'm off home, for its peckish work mowing on an empty belly, and the mother'll be looking out for me.
peckish is though more likely to be derived from the action of birds when eating, as all slang has its origin in metaphor.
That's a sign that you're so peckish you could swallow anything.
If I felt sort of peckish they let me suck a little glass thermometer, but there is not much nourishment really in thermometers.
And I am as peckish as I can be, said the boy, a rapid thought flashing through his mind.
We're not likely to be in time for table d'hte—not that I'm peckish.
They found that Johnson was not only peckish but curious, and thirsting for information as well as meat and drink.
"I'm peckish again," he said, climbing to the deck, and wiping the perspiration from his forehead with a piece of oily waste.