Definition of perishing in English:

perishing

adjective

British
informal
  • 1dated Used for emphasis or to express annoyance.

    ‘I could murder that perishing kid!’
    as submodifier ‘you've been a perishing long time with that coffee!’
    • ‘Even so… I winced, heavily, at the bottom line price of the perishing things.’
  • 2predicative Extremely cold.

    ‘it's perishing in the tent’
    • ‘Construction was difficult and carried on throughout the perishing winters as well.’
    • ‘And as well as it being perishing there was fierce wind and rain.’
    • ‘Being so close to the Pacific means that the weather can be dicey: perishing cold, low cloud and sudden thaws on the lower slopes.’

Pronunciation

perishing

/ˈpɛrɪʃɪŋ/