Peaked

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2 comments on this post.
  1. Steve Dunham:

    I had known this word as “pekid,” meaning to appear unhealthy, but it’s not in Merriam-Webster’s 10th Collegiate Dictionary, and that left me wondering, “Well where did I get that from?” The OneLook Dictionaries website offered only one dictionary listing pekid: Wictionary, which says that the word is an “eye dialect spelling of peaked.” Now I’m even more confused. What is an eye dialect?

  2. Vicky Ayers:

    Eye dialect is misspelling words to indicate that they are pronounced in an odd way. Like “wudges” to mean “would you”.

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