One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The quality or condition of having or terminating in a peak or point. Now rare.
2Statistics. The extent to which distribution, as expressed in a graph, is concentrated in a peak or series of peaks.
Pinched or sickly appearance; the state of being in poor health.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John P. Kennedy (1795–1870), novelist and politician. From peaked + -ness<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Joel Chandler Harris (1848–1908). From peaked + -ness.
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