Definition of peck noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pek//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pek//
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  1. 1(informal) a quick kiss He gave her a friendly peck on the cheek.
  2. 2an act of pecking somebody/something The budgerigar gave a quick peck at the seed.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin; compare with Middle Low German pekken ‘peck (with the beak)’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: peck