Main definitions of peakish in English

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peakish1

Pronunciation /ˈpiːkɪʃ/

adjective

rare
  • Somewhat peaked or pointed; characterized by peaks.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Ellis (c1700–1758), agriculturist and writer. From peak + -ish.

Main definitions of peakish in English

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peakish2

Pronunciation /ˈpiːkɪʃ/

adjective

informal, dialect
  • Somewhat sickly; pinched, unhealthy.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Smart (d. 1872), elocutionist and grammarian. Probably alteration of peaky, with suffix substitution.

Main definitions of Peakish in English

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Peakish3

Pronunciation /ˈpiːkɪʃ/

adjective

rare
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Peak District in Derbyshire.

    In early use apparently sometimes more generally: rough, remote, wild.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Warner (d. 1609), poet and lawyer. From Peak + -ish.

Pronunciation

Peakish

/ˈpiːkɪʃ/