from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sickly; peaked.
  • adj. Characterised by peaks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a peak or peaks.
  • adj. Sickly; peaked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of peaks; resembling a peak; characterized by a peak or peaks.
  • Showing the first symptoms of decay: said of timber and trees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or as if having especially high-pitched spots


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  • "Her nose was just as sharp though -- 'peaky' I used to call it," nodded the Duchess.

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  • Palfreys, and notwithstanding a tendency in the male part of the family to jeer at him a little as "peaky" and bow-legged, he presently established his position as an accepted and frequent guest.

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  • I think he quite loved that peaky and it served to help in the future when he had a little mishap.

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  • Brent was probably four or five when this style began and he named it his peaky.

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  • “Well, he did look a bit peaky at supper,” Adam said.


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  • You just feel a little peaky right now would have worked wonders what with him running towards the officer armed with a knife, having just repeatedly stabbed a stranger in the street.



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