Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Citations for peckish
"I say, uncle, is this all the grub great swells have? I'm awfully peckish!" "That's early tea, my boy," was the answer, with a smile.
"...It has made me feel a bit peckish, a pull like that on an empty stomach; it must be close on twelve o'clock. What do you say, are you beginning to feel that it is lunch time?"
Origin of peckish
Though the origins of peckish are unknown, this term may share its roots with the term pick. This term came to English in the early 1700s.