Origin of peck1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peckpecks , pecs
Other definitions for peck (2 of 3)
- to nibble indifferently or unenthusiastically at (food).
- to nag or carp at: Stop pecking at me, I'm doing the best I can.
OTHER WORDS FOR peck
Origin of peck2
OTHER WORDS FROM peckun·pecked, adjective
Other definitions for peck (3 of 3)
How to use peck in a sentence
“Vicious pecking, avian hysteria, mysterious deaths, and even cannibalism” are the results, he writes.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pecking order of democracy is reduced to this: When the president wants to go, he gets to go.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job|Marc Ambinder|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Buzzards are all flying around pecking at them, and there are insects and flies, and you can see blood on the ground.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon|Carrie Arnold|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another showed black crows pecking at a cutout of Switzerland.
During any other month, that news alone would have signaled a new world order, an upheaval in the pecking order.Does Katie Couric’s Move to Yahoo Signal the End of Old Media Dominance?|David Freedlander|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"It beats me why they're pecking around over the same ground so much," Mac observed.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
A few days later she was prouder still when they scampered this way and that, pecking at little bugs and ants.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
They punished him unmercifully, pecking at him until he was so angry that he could hardly see straight.Bumper, The White Rabbit|George Ethelbert Walsh
Captain Wass showed a resolve to quit pecking at the edges and make a dab at the center of the subject.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Out in the sunny yard, some pigeons were pecking at grain, and a spaniel lay asleep in a corner.Beautiful Joe|Marshall Saunders