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peke

[peek] /pik/
noun, Informal.
1.
Pekingese (def 1).
Origin of peke
1910-1915
1910-15; by shortening
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  • A laugh went round, but a more favourable impression towards peke's companion was at once created by this introduction.

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  • peke looked at him dubiously, as one who is not quite sure of his man.

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  • peke uncorked the precious fluid with care, smelt it, and nodded appreciatively.

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  • "Ye may that," agreed peke, his eyes fixed as usual on the ground.

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  • The hilles called the peke were in like sort named Mennith and Orcoit, that is, the wooddie hilles and forrests.

  • He glanced inquiringly at peke, who returned the glance by one of warning.

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  • And he's put nigh every cent he's got, all peke Latham left him, into this schooner.

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  • Here peke set down his basket of herbs in a corner, and addressed the company generally.

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  • Roars of laughter accompanied his departure, and peke looked round with a smile of triumph.

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British Dictionary definitions for peke

peke

/piːk/
noun
1.
(informal) a Pekingese dog
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