Main definitions of peakish in US English:

: Peakish1peakish2

Peakish1

adjective

rare
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Peak District in Derbyshire.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Warner (d. 1609), poet and lawyer. From Peak + -ish.

Pronunciation

Peakish

/ˈpiːkɪʃ/

Main definitions of peakish in US English:

: Peakish1peakish2

peakish2

adjective

rare
  • Somewhat peaked or pointed; characterized by peaks.

adjective

Regional
informal
  • Somewhat sickly; pinched, unhealthy.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Ellis (c1700–1758), agriculturist and writer. From peak + -ish<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Smart (d. 1872), elocutionist and grammarian. Probably alteration of peaky, with suffix substitution.

Pronunciation

peakish

/ˈpiːkɪʃ/