Definition of 'peckish'
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You can also enjoy two snacks if you still feel peckish. The Sun (2017)Vogue was feeling peckish, so had a couple of mini croissants and an orange juice. The Sun (2016)All of this was making me feel a bit peckish. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can carry them around in your bag and keep them in your cupboard for when you suddenly feel peckish. The Sun (2016)What on earth was the audience supposed to come away with other than an itchy scalp and feeling a bit peckish? Times, Sunday Times (2006)This can make you feel more peckish, especially on waking. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The chances are you already have something in mind to fill up on if you're feeling peckish. The Sun (2013)But when you get a bit peckish, feel free to stuff one in your rucksack and serve it up. The Sun (2014)Making some serious dough Feeling peckish? Times, Sunday Times (2007)I didn't feel remotely peckish all morning. The Sun (2016) Feeling peckish, we sauntered over to a colleague's desk. The Sun (2011)Come midnight, he's feeling peckish again. The Sun (2016)The tigers then get filled up with boiled chickens - so they don't feel too peckish with people around. The Sun (2008)
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