RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. peevers,
  2. peevish,
  3. peevishly,
  4. peewee,
  5. peewit,
  6. peg away at,
  7. peg climbing,
  8. peg down,
  9. peg leg,
  10. peg out

Idioms

    take down a peg, to reduce the pride or arrogance of; humble: I guess that'll take him down a peg!

Origin of peg

1400–50; late Middle English pegge (noun), peggen (v.) < Middle Dutch

Related formspeg·less, adjectivepeg·like, adjectivere·peg, verb, re·pegged, re·peg·ging.

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British Dictionary definitions for pegging

pegging

/ (ˈpɛɡɪŋ) /

noun

another name for aid climbing

peg

/ (pɛɡ) /

noun

verb pegs, pegging or pegged

See also peg down, peg out

Word Origin for peg

C15: from Low Germanic pegge

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Word Origin and History for pegging
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Idioms and Phrases with pegging

peg

In addition to the idiom beginning with peg

  • peg away at

also see:

  • square peg in a round hole
  • take down a notch (peg)
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