Definition of pea-time in US English:

pea-time

noun

Regional, US
  • The time for harvesting peas. Chiefly in figurative and similative expressions, especially in "the last of pea-time" (and variants): a time or condition of exhaustion, indigence, or decline; a person or thing in such a condition.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Caruthers (c1800–1846). From pea + time [interjection, conjunction].

Pronunciation

pea-time

/ˈpiːtʌɪm/