verb (used with object), pegged, peg·ging.
verb (used without object), pegged, peg·ging.
Origin of peg
Examples from the Web for pegged
Contemporary Examples of pegged
Previous studies that include population level estimates have pegged the risks as even higher.Study Finds People with Guns More At-Risk for Suicide and Homicide
January 20, 2014
Elf is pegged as a Christmas movie, but it hardly feels religious.Elf’s 10th Anniversary: I’m Still Obsessed With This Syrupy Movie
November 7, 2013
The surge in applicants is pegged to fighting back against American snoops.Edward Snowden Inspires European Youths to Train as Spies
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 11, 2013
First, the two state solution, which she pegged to the left.No Peace With the Palestinians, No Peace Inside the Israeli Coalition
June 13, 2013
His segments should be topical, pegged to whatever insane pop-culture news was dominating the water cooler at the moment.How ‘Billy on the Street’ Host Billy Eichner Hit the Mainstream
February 12, 2013
Historical Examples of pegged
After they had eaten, the Ranger handcuffed his prisoner and pegged him down loosely.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
It was down-hill and up-hill and across and through; but we pegged along.
They let out a yell and closed in, and up the hill at one side I pegged.
Prices were pegged and farmers forced to pay taxes in produce.Greener Than You Think
The hide is pegged down on the ground, when it is covered with a kind of glue.The Western World
verb pegs, pegging or pegged
Word Origin for peg
mid-15c., from Middle Dutch pegge "peg," a common Low German word (cf. Low German pigge "peg," German Pegel "gauge rod, watermark," Middle Dutch pegel "little knob used as a mark," Dutch peil "gauge, watermark, standard"), of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE *bak- "staff used as support" (see bacillus). To be a square peg in a round hole "be inappropriate for one's situation" is attested from 1836; to take someone down a peg is from 1580s, but the original literal sense is uncertain (most of the likely candidates are not attested until centuries later). Peg leg "wooden leg" attested from 1765.
"fasten with or as if on a peg," 1590s, from peg (n.). Slang sense of "identify, classify" first recorded 1920. Related: Pegged; pegging.
In addition to the idiom beginning with peg
- peg away at
- square peg in a round hole
- take down a notch (peg)