peckish

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
peck•ish  (pekish),USA pronunciation adj. [Chiefly Brit. Informal.]
  1. British Termssomewhat hungry:By noon we were feeling a bit peckish.
  2. rather irritable:He's always a bit peckish after his nap.
  • peck2 + -ish1 1775–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
peckish /ˈpɛkɪʃ/ adj
  1. informal chiefly Brit feeling slightly hungry; having an appetite
Etymology: 18th Century: from peck²
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