- peck's bad boy,
- peck, gregory,
Origin of peck1
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to nibble indifferently or unenthusiastically at (food).
- to nag or carp at: Stop pecking at me, I'm doing the best I can.
Origin of peck2
Examples from the Web for peck
We see Peck's character change and at the same time we see the awesome size of the forces he's up against.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Digital birds that peck you to pieces, a disabled graffiti master who works by brainwaves.Frickin’ Laser Beams Run by Eyeballs: The Next Art Revolution Is Here|Nico Hines|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The intimacy of the contrasting figures in the painting represented to Peck the love he had for his longtime wife, Veronique Peck.
When little Shona Ritchie plucked up the courage to ask for a peck from Prince William, the future king was happy to oblige.
Peck keeps his dignity even as he remembers friends and family back home, now dead.
He weighs out de meat, three pound for de week, and he measure a peck of meal.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
This Mr. Peck was a man of note, as one of the early settlers of Illinois, and one of its first missionaries.The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt|Parley Parker Pratt
Having seen no Indian meal for sometime, I bought half a peck, paying at the rate of two dollars per bushel.My First Campaign|J. W. Grant
"Be quiet, Peck, you are safe," answered the young captain soothingly.Boys of The Fort|Ralph Bonehill
They peck the Apples, to eat the Kernels, so that the Fruit rots and perishes.A New Voyage to Carolina|John Lawson
Word Origin for peck
Word Origin for peck
late 13c., "dry measure of one-quarter bushel," of unknown origin; perhaps connected with Old French pek, picot (13c.), also of unknown origin (Barnhart says these were borrowed from English). Chiefly of oats for horses; original sense may be "allowance" rather than a fixed measure, thus perhaps from peck (v.).
"act of pecking," 1610s, from peck (v.). It is attested earlier in thieves' slang (1560s) with a sense of "food, grub."