1. foolish, voluble talk.
2. to talk foolishly; blither; babble.
[1815–25; alter. of blether, appar. < Old Norse blathra to chatter, blabber]
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adjective Chiefly British Informal.
- somewhat hungry: By noon we were feeling a bit peckish.
- rather irritable: He’s always a bit peckish after his nap. CITE: http://www.dictionary.com
1. like or suggesting a wasp, esp. in behavior.
2. snappish or peevish; petulant; testy.
3. having a slight or slender build.
n. pl. im·pe·tus·es
1. An impelling force; an impulse.
2. The force or energy associated with a moving body.
a. Something that incites; a stimulus.
b. Increased activity in response to a stimulus: The approaching deadline gave impetus to the investigation.
[Middle English impetous
, from Latin impetus
, from impetere
, to attack
; see in-2
, to go towards, seek
; see pet-
in Indo-European roots
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