Meaning of pea-shoot in English:

pea-shoot

Pronunciation /ˈpiːʃuːt/

verb

  • To shoot peas at (a person or thing) using a pea-shooter; also figurative. Also (occasionally) without object.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Kingsley (1830–1876), novelist and essayist. From pea + shoot, after earlier pea-shooter and probably also pea-shooting.