Definition of peckish:
plaguy, crank, pestering, rasping, pestiferous, peevish, ill-natured, bothersome, techy, nettlesome, plaguey, testy, pettish, fractious, scratchy, excitable, uneven, petulant, tetchy, abrasive, grating, spotty, raspy, cranky, vexatious, recalcitrant, rough, galling, tender, irritating, gravelly, teasing, irritable, hungry, tippy, annoying, refractory, vexing, pesky.
- "Bill the Minder", W. Heath Robinson.
- "Krindlesyke", Wilfrid Wilson Gibson.
John Season, the gardener, came in for what he called " just a snack" about twelve o'clock, the said snack being termed lunch; but as John, a dry- looking gentleman with a countenance like a piece of ruddy bark, did not dine at quality hours, the snack served as dinner and saved him from going home, beside being an economy, as cook was not particular about his making a sandwich to wrap in his red cotton pocket- handkerchief " again he felt a bit peckish."- "The Mynns' Mystery", George Manville Fenn.