peaky

[pee-kee]
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Origin of peaky

First recorded in 1870–75; peak(ed)2 + -y1
Related formspeak·i·ly, adverbpeak·i·ness, noun
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peaky

adjective -kier or -kiest
  1. wan, emaciated, or sickly

Word Origin for peaky

C16: of uncertain origin
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