Definitions

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  • adv. In a peckish manner.

Etymologies

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peckish +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I couldn't imagine what he came for; I had my doubts about the propriety of offering him a chair; and he was so much bigger than I expected that I was afraid he might fly away with me, as the roc did with Sindbad: so I did nothing but sidle to the door, ready to whisk out, if my strange guest appeared to be peckishly inclined.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag

  • E&J Gallo Winery’s Trademark Department also peckishly went after Atlanta school teacher Celeste LeTard Williams in 2007 because her art work featured a painting of a rooster juxtaposed with the Spanish word gallo based on a traditional Mexican loteria card.

    Gallo’s humor (or lack thereof) | Dr Vino's wine blog

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