peaky

[pee-kee]

adjective, peak·i·er, peak·i·est.


Nearby words

  1. peak time,
  2. peake,
  3. peaked,
  4. peakedly,
  5. peaker plant,
  6. peal,
  7. peale,
  8. peale, charles willson,
  9. peamouth,
  10. pean

Origin of peaky

First recorded in 1870–75; peak(ed)2 + -y1

Related formspeak·i·ly, adverbpeak·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for peakiness

peaky

adjective -kier or -kiest

wan, emaciated, or sickly

Word Origin for peaky

C16: of uncertain origin

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