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[pee-kid] /ˈpi kɪd/

pale and drawn in appearance so as to suggest illness or stress; wan and sickly.
having a peak; pointed

“sickly-looking,” 1835, from past participle of obsolete verb peak “look sickly or thin, shrink, waste away” (1540s), which is perhaps from peak in sense of “become pointed” through emaciation. Related: Peakedness.


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