Peaky \Peak"y\, a. 1. Having a peak or peaks. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Sickly; peaked. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • peaky — ► ADJECTIVE (peakier, peakiest) ▪ pale from illness or fatigue …   English terms dictionary

  • peaky — [pē′kē] adj. having a wan or sickly appearance …   English World dictionary

  • peaky — UK [ˈpiːkɪ] / US [ˈpɪkɪ] adjective Word forms peaky : adjective peaky comparative peakier superlative peakiest British informal pale and not healthy in appearance You re looking a bit peaky today …   English dictionary

  • peaky — pea|ky [ˈpi:ki] adj informal BrE looking pale and ill American Equivalent: peaked ▪ He s looking a bit peaky today …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peaky — adj American producing euphoria. This appreciative term formed from peaking (i.e. achiev ing a maximum high) refers to the enjoy able effects of drugs. ► We managed to get hold of some peaky shit …   Contemporary slang

  • peaky — adjective informal especially BrE pale or ill: Jane s feeling a bit peaky today …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • peaky — adjective Date: 1821 peaked II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peaky — peakily, adv. peakiness, n. /pee kee/, adj., peakier, peakiest. peaked2. [1870 75; PEAK(ED)2 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • peaky — adjective a) Sickly; peaked. b) Characterised by peaks …   Wiktionary

  • peaky — Synonyms and related words: acicular, acuminate, acute, ailing, ashen, cuspidate, drained, drawn, emaciated, feeble, gaunt, haggard, hollow eyed, ill, infirm, pale, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaking, pinched, sallow, sharp, sick, sickly, unhealthy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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