pecker

[ pek-er ]
/ ˈpɛk ər /

noun

a person or thing that pecks.
a bird's bill.
Slang: Vulgar. penis.
British Slang. one's spirits or courage.

Nearby words

  1. pechenga,
  2. pechora,
  3. peck,
  4. peck's bad boy,
  5. peck, gregory,
  6. peckerwood,
  7. pecking,
  8. pecking order,
  9. peckinpah,
  10. peckish

Origin of pecker

First recorded in 1580–90; peck2 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for pecker

pecker

/ (ˈpɛkə) /

noun

British slang spirits (esp in the phrase keep one's pecker up)
informal short for woodpecker
US and Canadian slang a slang word for penis
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Word Origin and History for pecker

pecker

n.

"one who pecks," 1690s, agent noun from peck (v.); slang sense of "penis" is from 1902.

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