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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Peck (A).
 
Some food. “To have a peck,” is to have something to eat.   1
   Peckish. Hungry, or desirous of something to eat. Of course “peck” refers to fowls, etc., which peck their food.   2
        “When shall I feel peckish again.”—Disraeli: Sybil, book vi. chap. iii.
 


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