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peaky

[pee-kee] /ˈpi ki/
adjective, peakier, peakiest.
1.
peaked2 .
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; peak(ed)2 + -y1
Related forms
peakily, adverb
peakiness, noun
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Examples for peaky
  • But the tulips stood up twice as stiff as before, and they looked quite peaky in the face and quite red, for they had been vexed.
  • Both air conditioners and distribution transformers have peaky loads that strongly correlate to overall system loads.
  • Both these equipment types have peaky loads that are strongly correlated to the overall electric system peak.
British Dictionary definitions for peaky

peaky

/ˈpiːkɪ/
adjective -kier, -kiest
1.
wan, emaciated, or sickly
Word Origin
C16: of uncertain origin
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