Definition of pea-shooting in US English:

pea-shooting

noun

  • The action of using a pea-shooter; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hughes (1822–1896), social reformer and children's writer. From pea + shooting, after earlier pea-shooter.

Pronunciation

pea-shooting

/ˈpiːˌʃuːtɪŋ/