verb (used with object), pegged, peg·ging.
verb (used without object), pegged, peg·ging.
Origin of peg
Examples from the Web for pegs
Contemporary Examples of pegs
Meanwhile, Ohio went for Obama twice, and the same Quinnipiac Poll also pegs Clinton ahead of all Republican challengers.Republicans Better Mind the Modernity Gap To Catch Up to Clinton
March 3, 2014
Bruce Bartlett, citing the Congressional Budget Office, pegs the cost of the cuts at about $2.8 trillion from 2001 to 2010.If the Congressional Supercommittee Fails, Who Wins?
November 19, 2011
Historical Examples of pegs
Their blankets, clothes, and the like, he hung on pegs and nails.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Near a third stall were pegs for saddle and bridle, but they were empty.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Her tries to take down the rifle—the one as is there on the pegs, sir.The Long Labrador Trail
To begin with he almost broke the pegs off in hanging up his hat and muffler.The Fat and the Thin
That was a scientific discovery, and he tried several other pegs.Two Arrows
William O. Stoddard
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)