Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Pecker.

 Peck (A).Peckham. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pecker.
 
Keep your pecker up. As the mouth is in the head, pecker (the mouth) means the head; and to “keep your pecker up,” means to keep your head up, or, more familiarly, “keep your tail up;” “never say die.”   1
 


 Peck (A).Peckham. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors