Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to a peak or peaks; belonging to a mountainous region.
  • adj. Having peaks; peaked.
  • adj. Having thin or sharp features, as from sickness; sickly; peaky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to a peak; or to peaks; belonging to a mountainous region.
  • adj. Having peaks; peaked.
  • adj. Having features thin or sharp, as from sickness; hence, sickly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Denoting or belonging to peaks of hills; having peaks; situated on a peak; belonging to the district known as “The Peak.”
  • Having features that seem thin and sharp, as from sickness; peaked.
  • Simple; rude; mean.

Etymologies

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peak +‎ -ish

Examples

  • The landlady and her daughter thought he was rather peakish, but he had not complained.

    Tommy and Grizel

  • They were two old people of the country, and they sat together in the descending shadows of the day, quite like in garb and feature, their chins a little peakish, and the hairs of both turning gray.

    Bohemian Days Three American Tales

  • “I’m not doing it if there’s blood,” Rose said, looking peakish.

    Ominous

  • (Though if they were Dolly cookies, I'd probably have expected them to be a little more peakish; P) 07 April 2007 03: 42 myriam said ... hi y. you are right. they should have been more peakish. but then - i couldnt do blond and pink and peakish in one cookie; -) 09 April 2007 21: 54

    hello dolly cookies

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