Peckish



[pek-ish] /ˈpɛk ɪʃ/

adjective, Chiefly British Informal.
1.
somewhat hungry:
By noon we were feeling a bit peckish.
2.
rather irritable:
He’s always a bit peckish after his nap.
/ˈpɛkɪʃ/
adjective
1.
(informal, mainly Brit) feeling slightly hungry; having an appetite
adj.

“somewhat hungry,” literally “disposed to peck,” 1785, from peck (v.) + -ish. Related: Peckishly; peckishness.

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