[pee-vish] /ˈpi vɪʃ/
cross, querulous, or fretful, as from vexation or discontent:
a peevish youngster.
showing annoyance, irritation, or bad mood:
a peevish reply; a peevish frown.
perverse or obstinate.
fretful or irritable: a peevish child
late 14c., peyvesshe “perverse, capricious, silly,” of uncertain origin, possibly modeled on Latin perversus “reversed, perverse,” past participle of pervertere “to turn about” (see pervert (v.)). Meaning “cross, fretful” first recorded 1520s. Related: Peevishly; peevishness.
[pee-wee] /ˈpiˌwi/ Informal. adjective 1. very small; tiny. 2. insignificant or inconsequential: a player sent to the peewee leagues. noun 3. a person or thing that is unusually small. 4. an animal that is small for its kind; runt. 5. Marbles. a small playing marble, often one made of clay rather than glass. /ˈpiːwiː/ noun […]
[pee-wit, pyoo-it] /ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt/ noun 1. . [pee-wit, pyoo-it] /ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt/ noun 1. the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus. 2. the phoebe. /ˈpiːwɪt/ noun 1. another name for lapwing /ˈpiːwɪt/ noun 1. another name for lapwing n. “lapwing” (still the usual name for it in Scotland), 1520s, imitative of its cry (cf. Flemish […]
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