Peck

(A). Some food. “To have a peck,” is to have something to eat.

Peckish.
Hungry, or desirous of something to eat. Of course “peck” refers to fowls, etc., which peck their food.

“When shall I feel peckish again.” —Disraeli: Sybil, book vi. chap. iii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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