peckish Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite somewhat hungry
  2. adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen


Peck"ish adjective
  1. Inclined to eat; hungry. Colloq. "When shall I feel peckish again?" Beaconsfield.

Webster 1913