[pree-muh s] /ˈpri məs/
Pearl, 1919–1994, U.S. dancer, born in Trinidad.
(Scottish Episcopal Church) the presiding bishop in the Synod
trademark a portable paraffin cooking stove, used esp by campers Also called Primus stove
Latin for “first, the first” (see prime (adj.)).
noun 1. Animal Behavior. a dominance hierarchy, seen especially in domestic poultry, that is maintained by one bird pecking another of lower status. 2. a sequence or hierarchy of authority in an organization or social group. noun 1. Also called peck order. a natural hierarchy in a group of gregarious birds, such as domestic fowl […]
noun 1. an edible marine fish, Glaucosoma scapulare, of eastern Australian coastal waters.
[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: […]
[pek-snif] /ˈpɛk snɪf/ noun 1. a person of attitudes or behavior: a virtuousness that only a pecksniff could aspire to. noun an extreme hypocrite Word Origin a character in Charles Dickens’ ‘Martin Chuzzlewit’