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patrimonial
adjective see patrimony
patrimony
noun Etymology: Middle English patrimoine, patrimonie, from Anglo-French patremoine, from Latin patrimonium, from patr-, pater father Date: 14th century 1. a. an estate ...
Patrimony of St Peter
geographical name — see Rome (Duchy of)
patriot
noun Etymology: Middle French patriote compatriot, from Late Latin patriota, from Greek patriōtēs, from patria lineage, from patr-, patēr father Date: 1605 one who loves ...
patriotic
adjective Date: 1757 1. inspired by patriotism 2. befitting or characteristic of a patriot • patriotically adverb
patriotism
noun Date: circa 1726 love for or devotion to one's country
Patriots' Day
noun Date: 1897 the third Monday in April observed as a legal holiday in Maine and Massachusetts in commemoration of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775
patristic
also patristical adjective Date: circa 1828 of or relating to the church fathers or their writings
patristical
adjective see patristic
patristics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1847 the study of the writings and background of the church fathers
patro-
combining form see patr-
Patroclus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Patroklos Date: 15th century a Greek hero and friend of Achilles slain by Hector at Troy
patrol
I. noun Date: 1664 1. a. the action of traversing a district or beat or of going the rounds along a chain of guards for observation or the maintenance of security b. the ...
patrol wagon
noun Date: 1887 paddy wagon
patroller
noun see patrol II
patrolman
noun Date: 1867 one who patrols; especially a police officer assigned to a beat
patron
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin patronus patron saint, patron of a benefice, pattern, from Latin, defender, from ...
patron saint
noun Date: 1717 1. a saint to whose protection and intercession a person, a society, a church, or a place is dedicated 2. an original leader or prime exemplar
patronage
noun Date: 14th century 1. advowson 2. the support or influence of a patron 3. kindness done with an air of superiority 4. business or activity provided by patrons ...
patronal
adjective see patron
patroness
noun Date: 15th century a woman who is a patron
patronise
British variant of patronize
patronization
noun see patronize
patronize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1589 1. to act as patron of ; provide aid or support for 2. to adopt an air of condescension toward ; treat haughtily or coolly 3. to ...
patronizingly
adverb see patronize
patronymic
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek patronymia patronymic, from patr- + onyma name — more at name Date: 1612 a name derived from that of the father or a paternal ancestor ...
patroon
noun Etymology: French patron & Spanish patrón, from Medieval Latin patronus, from Latin, patron Date: 1743 1. archaic the captain or officer commanding a ship 2. [Dutch, ...
patsy
noun (plural patsies) Etymology: perhaps from Italian pazzo fool Date: 1903 a person who is easily manipulated or victimized ; pushover
patten
noun Etymology: Middle English patin, from Anglo-French, from pate paw, hoof, from Vulgar Latin *patta, of imitative origin Date: 14th century a clog, sandal, or overshoe ...
patter
I. verb Etymology: Middle English patren, from paternoster Date: 14th century transitive verb to say or speak in a rapid or mechanical manner intransitive verb 1. to ...
patterer
noun see patter I
pattern
I. noun Etymology: Middle English patron, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin patronus Date: 14th century 1. a form or model proposed for imitation ; exemplar 2. ...
patterned
adjective see pattern I
patterning
noun Date: 1862 1. decoration, composition, or configuration according to a pattern 2. physical therapy especially for neurological impairment based on a theory holding that ...
patternless
adjective see pattern I
Patti
biographical name Adelina 1843-1919 Italian (Spanish-born) soprano
pattie
noun see patty
Patton
biographical name George Smith 1885-1945 American general
patty
also pattie noun (plural patties) Etymology: French pâté pâté Date: 1710 1. a little pie 2. a. a small flat cake of chopped food b. a small flat candy 3. ...
patty shell
noun Date: 1909 a shell of puff pastry made to hold a creamed meat, fish, or vegetable filling
patty-cake
or pat-a-cake noun Etymology: from the opening words of the rhyme Date: 1889 a game in which two participants (as mother and child) clap their hands together to the rhythm of ...
pattypan
noun Etymology: pattypan pan for baking patties Date: 1900 a roundish summer squash having a scalloped edge — called also cymling
patulous
adjective Etymology: Latin patulus, from patēre to be open — more at fathom Date: 1616 spreading widely from a center
Patuxent
geographical name river 100 miles (161 kilometers) central Maryland flowing S & SE into Chesapeake Bay
patzer
also potzer noun Etymology: probably from German Patzer bungler, from patzen to blunder Date: 1959 an inept chess player
Pau
geographical name 1. (or French Gave de Pau) river 100 miles (161 kilometers) SW France rising in the Pyrenees SW of Pau & flowing to the Adour — see Gavarnie 2. commune ...
paucis verbis
foreign term Etymology: Latin in a few words
paucity
noun Etymology: Middle English paucite, from Latin paucitat-, paucitas, from paucus little — more at few Date: 15th century 1. smallness of number ; fewness 2. smallness ...
Paul
I. noun Etymology: Latin Paulus, from Greek Paulos Date: before 12th century an early Christian apostle and missionary and author of several New Testament epistles II. ...
Paul Bunyan
noun Date: 1925 a giant lumberjack of American folklore
Paul I
I. biographical name 1754-1801 emperor of Russia (1796-1801) II. biographical name 1901-1964 king of Greece (1947-64)
Paulding
biographical name James Kirke 1778-1860 American author
Pauli
biographical name Wolfgang 1900-1958 American (Austrian-born) physicist
Pauli exclusion principle
noun Etymology: Wolfgang Pauli Date: 1926 exclusion principle — called also Pauli principle
Pauli principle
noun see Pauli exclusion principle
Pauline
adjective Date: 1817 of or relating to the apostle Paul, his epistles, or the doctrine or theology implicit in his epistles
Pauling
biographical name Linus Carl 1901-1994 American chemist
Paulist
noun Date: circa 1883 a member of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Missionary Priests of St. Paul the Apostle founded by I. T. Hecker in the United States in 1858
paulownia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Anna Pavlovna died 1865 Russian princess Date: 1843 any of a genus (Paulownia) of Chinese trees of the snapdragon family; especially one (P. ...
Paulus
I. biographical name Friedrich 1890-1957 German field marshal II. biographical name Julius 2d-3d century A.D. Roman jurist
paunch
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French *panche, pance, from Latin pantic-, pantex Date: 14th century 1. a. the belly and its contents b. potbelly 2. rumen
paunchiness
noun see paunchy
paunchy
adjective (paunchier; -est) Date: 1598 having a potbelly • paunchiness noun
pauper
noun Etymology: Latin, poor — more at poor Date: 1516 1. a person destitute of means except such as are derived from charity; specifically one who receives aid from funds ...
pauperism
noun see pauper
pauperization
noun see pauperize
pauperize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1834 to reduce to poverty • pauperization noun
paupiette
noun Etymology: French paupiette, from Italian polpetta meat croquette, diminutive of polpa pulp, flesh, from Latin pulpa Date: 1889 a thin slice of meat or fish wrapped ...
Pausanias
biographical name flourished A.D. 143-176 Greek historian & geographer
pause
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pausa, from Greek pausis, from pauein to stop Date: 15th century 1. a temporary stop 2. a. a break in a verse b. a brief ...
pavan
noun see pavane
pavane
also pavan noun Etymology: Middle French pavane, from Italian dialect pavana, from feminine of pavano of Padua, from Pava (Tuscan Padova) Padua Date: 1535 1. a stately court ...
pave
transitive verb (paved; paving) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French paver, from Latin pavire to strike, pound; perhaps akin to Greek paiein to strike Date: 14th ...
pavé
also pavéed or pavéd or pave adjective Etymology: pavé from French, from past participle of paver to pave Date: 1903 of jewels set as close together as possible to ...
pave the way
phrasal to prepare a smooth easy way ; facilitate development
pavéd
adjective see pavé
pavéed
adjective see pavé
pavement
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pavimentum, from pavire Date: 13th century 1. a paved surface: as a. the artificially covered surface of a ...
paver
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that paves 2. pavement 2
Pavia
geographical name commune N Italy S of Milan population 76,418
pavilion
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pavilloun, pavillioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin papilion-, papilio butterfly; perhaps akin to Old High German fīfaltra butterfly Date: ...
paving
noun Date: 15th century pavement
pavior
or paviour noun Etymology: Middle English pavier, from paven to pave Date: 15th century British paver
paviour
noun see pavior
Pavlof
geographical name volcano 8261 feet (2518 meters) SW Alaska on SW Alaska Peninsula in Aleutian Range
Pavlov
biographical name Ivan Petrovich 1849-1936 Russian physiologist • Pavlovian adjective
pavlova
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Anna Pavlova Date: 1926 a dessert of Australian and New Zealand origin consisting of a meringue shell topped with whipped cream and ...
Pavlova
biographical name Anna 1882-1931 Russian ballerina
Pavlovian
adjective Date: 1926 1. of or relating to Ivan Pavlov or to his work and theories 2. being or expressing a conditioned or predictable reaction ; automatic
paw
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French powe, poe Date: 14th century 1. the foot of a quadruped (as a lion or dog) that has claws; broadly the foot of an ...
pawky
adjective Etymology: obsolete English dialect pawk trick Date: 1676 chiefly British artfully shrewd ; canny
pawl
noun Etymology: perhaps modification of Dutch pal pawl Date: 1626 a pivoted tongue or sliding bolt on one part of a machine that is adapted to fall into notches or ...
pawn
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pown, from Anglo-French peoun, paun, from Medieval Latin pedon-, pedo foot soldier, from Latin ped-, pes foot — more at foot Date: 14th ...
pawn off
transitive verb Date: 1832 to get rid of or pass off usually by deception ; palm off
pawnbroker
noun Date: 1687 one who lends money on the security of personal property pledged in his keeping • pawnbroking noun
pawnbroking
noun see pawnbroker
Pawnee
noun (plural Pawnee or Pawnees) Etymology: of Siouan origin; akin to Osage ppái Pawnee, Omaha ppáði Date: 1764 a member of an American Indian people originally of Kansas ...
pawner
noun see pawn III
pawnor
noun see pawn III
pawnshop
noun Date: 1849 a pawnbroker's shop
pawpaw
also papaw noun Etymology: probably modification of Spanish papaya Date: 1624 1. papaya 2. a North American tree (Asimina triloba) of the custard-apple family with purple ...
Pawtucket
geographical name city NE Rhode Island population 72,958
pax
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, peace — more at peace Date: 14th century 1. a tablet decorated with a sacred figure (as of Christ) and ...
pax vobiscum
foreign term Etymology: Latin peace (be) with you
pay
I. verb (paid; also in sense 7 payed; paying) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French paier, from Latin pacare to pacify, from pac-, pax peace Date: 13th century ...
pay dirt
noun Date: 1856 1. earth or ore that yields a profit to a miner 2. a useful or remunerative discovery or object
pay down
transitive verb Date: 1975 to reduce (a debt) by repaying in part
pay envelope
noun Date: 1901 an envelope containing one's wages; also wages
pay off
verb Date: 1710 transitive verb 1. a. to give all due wages to; especially to pay in full and discharge (an employee) b. to pay (a debt or a creditor) in full c. ...
pay one's dues
phrasal 1. to earn a right or position through experience, suffering, or hard work 2. (also pay dues) pay intransitive verb 3
pay one's own way
phrasal see pay one's way
pay one's way
or pay one's own way phrasal to pay one's share of expenses
pay phone
noun Date: 1936 a usually coin-operated public telephone
pay station
noun Date: 1919 pay phone
pay television
noun see pay-TV
pay the piper
phrasal to bear the cost of something
pay through the nose
phrasal to pay exorbitantly or dearly
pay up
verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb to pay what is due transitive verb to pay in full
pay-as-you-go
adjective Date: 1840 of or relating to a system or policy of paying bills when due or of paying for goods and services when purchased
pay-cable
noun Date: 1971 pay-TV utilizing a cable television system
pay-per-view
noun Date: 1978 a cable television service by which customers can order access to a particular broadcast for a fee
pay-TV
noun Date: circa 1956 a service providing noncommercial television programming (as recent movies and entertainment specials) by means of a scrambled signal to subscribers who ...
payable
adjective Date: 14th century 1. that may, can, or must be paid 2. profitable
payback
noun Date: 1955 1. a return on an investment equal to the original capital outlay; also the period of time elapsed before an investment is recouped 2. requital
paycheck
noun Date: 1899 1. a check in payment of wages or salary 2. wages, salary
payday
noun Date: 1529 a regular day on which wages are paid
PAYE
abbreviation British pay as you earn
payee
noun Date: 1758 one to whom money is or is to be paid
payer
also payor noun Date: 14th century one that pays; especially the person by whom a bill or note has been or should be paid
payload
noun Date: circa 1922 1. the load carried by a vehicle exclusive of what is necessary for its operation; especially the load carried by an aircraft or spacecraft consisting ...
paymaster
noun Date: 1550 an officer or agent whose duty it is to pay salaries or wages
payment
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of paying 2. something that is paid ; pay 3. requital
paynim
noun Etymology: Middle English painim, from Anglo-French paenisme heathendom, from Late Latin paganismus, from paganus pagan Date: 13th century archaic pagan; especially ...
payroll
noun Date: 1740 1. a paymaster's or employer's list of those entitled to pay and of the amounts due to each 2. the sum necessary for distribution to those on a payroll; also ...
Paysandú
geographical name city & port W Uruguay population 62,412
payt
abbreviation payment
Paz
biographical name Octavio 1914-1998 Mexican author
pb
abbreviation paperback
Pb
symbol Etymology: Latin plumbum lead
PB
abbreviation 1. personal best 2. power brakes
PB and J
abbreviation peanut butter and jelly
PBB
noun Date: circa 1975 polybrominated biphenyl
PBS
abbreviation Public Broadcasting Service
PBX
noun Etymology: private branch exchange Date: 1940 a private telephone switchboard
pc
abbreviation 1. parsec 2. [Latin post cibum] after a meal; [post cibos] after meals
PC
I. noun (plural PCs or PC's) Date: 1978 personal computer II. abbreviation 1. peace corps 2. percent; percentage 3. politically correct; political correctness 4. ...
PCB
noun Date: 1966 polychlorinated biphenyl
PCI
abbreviation peripheral component interconnect
PCP
I. noun Etymology: phenyl + cycl- + piperidine Date: circa 1970 phencyclidine II. abbreviation 1. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia 2. primary care physician; primary care ...
PCR
abbreviation polymerase chain reaction
pct
abbreviation percent; percentage
pd
abbreviation paid
Pd
symbol palladium
PD
abbreviation 1. per diem 2. police department 3. postal district 4. potential difference 5. program director 6. public defender 7. public domain
PDA
I. noun Etymology: personal digital assistant Date: 1992 a small hand-held device equipped with a microprocessor that is used especially for storing and organizing personal ...
PDQ
adverb Usage: often not capitalized Etymology: abbreviation of pretty damned quick Date: 1875 immediately
PDT
abbreviation Pacific daylight time
pe
noun Etymology: Hebrew pē Date: 1823 the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table
PE
abbreviation 1. physical education 2. printer's error 3. probable error 4. professional engineer
pea
noun (plural peas; also pease) Usage: often attributive Etymology: back-formation from Middle English pease (taken as a plural), from Old English pise, from Latin pisa, plural ...
pea aphid
noun Date: 1925 a widely distributed aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum) that is a serious pest on legumes (as alfalfa, pea, and clover)
pea bean
noun Date: 1778 1. a small white dried kidney bean; especially navy bean 2. a plant that is a source of pea beans
pea green
noun Date: 1752 a moderate yellow green
pea jacket
noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Dutch pijjekker, from pij, a kind of cloth + jekker jacket Date: 1721 peacoat
pea soup
noun Date: 1711 1. a thick purée made of dried peas 2. a thick fog
Peabody
I. biographical name Endicott 1857-1944 American educator II. biographical name George 1795-1869 American merchant & philanthropist III. geographical name city NE ...
Peace
geographical name river 1195 miles (1923 kilometers) W Canada flowing E & NE in N British Columbia & N Alberta into Slave River — see Finlay
peace
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pees, from Anglo-French pes, pees, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree — more at pact Date: 12th century 1. a state of ...
peace corps
noun Date: 1960 a body of trained personnel sent as volunteers especially to assist underdeveloped nations
peace dividend
noun Date: 1968 a portion of funds made available for nondefense spending by a reduction in the defense budget (as after a war)
peace offering
noun Date: circa 1530 a gift or service for the purpose of procuring peace or reconciliation
peace officer
noun Date: 1714 a civil officer (as a police officer) whose duty it is to preserve the public peace
peace pipe
noun Date: 1760 calumet
peace sign
noun Date: 1969 1. a sign made by holding the palm outward and forming a V with the index and middle fingers and used to indicate the desire for peace 2. peace symbol
peace symbol
noun Date: 1970 the symbol ☮ used to signify peace
peaceable
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. disposed to peace ; not contentious or quarrelsome b. quietly behaved 2. marked by freedom from strife or disorder • ...
peaceableness
noun see peaceable
peaceably
adverb see peaceable
peaceful
adjective Date: 14th century 1. peaceable 1 2. untroubled by conflict, agitation, or commotion ; quiet, tranquil 3. of or relating to a state or time of peace 4. devoid ...
peacefully
adverb see peaceful
peacefulness
noun see peaceful
peacekeeper
noun see peacekeeping
peacekeeping
noun Date: 1945 the preserving of peace; especially international enforcement and supervision of a truce between hostile states or communities • peacekeeper noun
peacemaker
noun Date: 15th century one who makes peace especially by reconciling parties at variance • peacemaking noun or adjective
peacemaking
noun or adjective see peacemaker
peacenik
noun Date: 1965 an opponent of war; specifically one who participates in antiwar demonstrations
peacetime
noun Date: 1551 a time when a nation is not at war
peach
I. noun Etymology: Middle English peche, from Anglo-French pesche, peche (the fruit), from Late Latin persica, from Latin (malum) persicum, literally, Persian fruit Date: 14th ...
peach leaf curl
noun Date: 1888 leaf curl of the peach that is caused by a fungus (Taphrina deformans)
peach tree borer
noun Date: 1850 a blue-black clearwing moth (Synanthedon exitiosa syn. Sanninoidea exitiosa) with the female having an orange band on the abdomen and whose white brown-headed ...
Peachtree City
geographical name city NW central Georgia SSW of Atlanta population 31,580
peachy
adjective (peachier; -est) Date: 1599 1. resembling a peach 2. unusually fine ; dandy
peachy keen
adjective Date: 1948 peachy 2
peacoat
noun Etymology: pea- (as in pea jacket) + coat Date: 1790 a heavy woolen double-breasted jacket originally worn by sailors
Peacock
biographical name Thomas Love 1785-1866 English novelist & poet
peacock
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pecok, from pe- (from Old English pēa peafowl, from Latin pavon-, pavo peacock) + cok cock Date: 14th century 1. a male peafowl ...
peacock blue
noun Date: 1881 a moderate greenish blue
peacock flower
noun Date: 1884 royal poinciana
peacockish
adjective see peacock I
peacocky
adjective see peacock I
peafowl
noun Etymology: pea- (as in peacock) + fowl Date: 1804 either of two very large terrestrial pheasants (Pavo cristatus and P. muticus) of southeastern Asia and India that are ...
peahen
noun Etymology: Middle English pehenne, from pe- + henne hen Date: 15th century a female peafowl
peak
I. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of pike Date: 1530 1. a pointed or projecting part of a garment; especially the visor of a cap or hat 2. promontory 3. a sharp or ...
peak flow meter
noun Date: 1962 a device that measures the maximum rate of air flow out of the lungs during forced expiration and that is used especially for monitoring lung capacity of ...
peaked
I. adjective Date: 15th century having a peak ; pointed • peakedness noun II. adjective Etymology: 4peak Date: 1800 being pale and wan or emaciated ; sickly
peakedness
noun see peaked I
peaky
adjective Date: 1821 peaked II
peal
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, appeal, summons to church, short for appel appeal, from appelen to appeal Date: 14th century 1. a. the loud ringing of bells b. a ...
Peale
biographical name Charles Willson 1741-1827 & his brother James 1749-1831 & Charles's son Rembrandt 1778-1860 American painters
pealike
adjective Date: 1711 1. resembling a pea especially in size, firmness, and shape 2. of a flower being showy and papilionaceous
peanut
I. noun Date: 1802 1. a low-branching widely cultivated annual herb (Arachis hypogaea) of the legume family with showy yellow flowers having a peduncle which elongates and ...
peanut oil
noun Date: 1862 a colorless to yellow fatty nondrying oil that is obtained from peanuts and is used chiefly as a salad oil, in margarine, in soap, and as a vehicle in ...
pear
noun Etymology: Middle English pere, from Old English peru, from Vulgar Latin *pira, from Latin, plural of pirum Date: before 12th century 1. a pome fruit of a tree (genus ...
pear psylla
noun Date: 1904 a yellowish or greenish jumping plant louse (Psylla pyricola) that is often destructive to the pear
pear-shaped
adjective Date: 1758 1. having an oval shape markedly tapering at one end 2. of a vocal tone free from harshness, thinness, or nasality
Pearl
geographical name 1. river about 410 miles (660 kilometers) S Mississippi flowing S into Gulf of Mexico 2. — see Zhu
pearl
I. noun Etymology: Middle English perle, from Anglo-French, probably from Vulgar Latin *pernula, diminutive of Latin perna upper leg, kind of sea mussel; akin to Old English ...
Pearl City
geographical name unincorporated population center Hawaii in S Oahu population 30,976
pearl essence
noun Date: 1854 a translucent substance that occurs in the silvery scales of various fish (as herring) and is used in making artificial pearls, lacquers, and plastics
pearl gray
noun Date: 1796 1. a yellowish to light gray 2. a pale blue
Pearl Harbor
I. noun Etymology: Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, American naval station attacked without warning by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 Date: 1942 a surprise attack often with ...
pearl millet
noun Date: circa 1890 a tall cereal grass (Pennisetum glaucum syn. P. americanum) that has large leaves and dense round spikes and is widely grown for its seeds and for forage
pearl onion
noun Date: 1880 a very small usually pickled onion used especially in appetizers and as a garnish
Pearland
geographical name city E Texas S of Houston population 37,640
pearler
noun see pearl II
pearlescence
noun see pearlescent
pearlescent
adjective Date: 1936 having a pearly luster • pearlescence noun
pearlite
noun Etymology: French perlite, from perle pearl Date: 1888 the lamellar mixture of ferrite and cementite in slowly cooled iron-carbon alloys occurring normally as a ...
pearlitic
adjective see pearlite
pearlized
adjective Date: 1937 given a pearlescent surface or finish
pearly
adjective (pearlier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. resembling, containing, or adorned with pearls or mother-of-pearl 2. highly precious
pearly everlasting
noun Date: 1857 an everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) that has herbage covered with white woolly hairs and corymbose heads with white scarious involucres
pearly nautilus
noun Date: circa 1800 nautilus 1
Pearson
I. biographical name Karl 1857-1936 English mathematician II. biographical name Lester Bowles 1897-1972 prime minister of Canada (1963-68)
peart
adjective Etymology: alteration of pert Date: circa 1520 chiefly Southern & Midland being in good spirits ; lively • peartly adverb
peartly
adverb see peart
Peary
biographical name Robert Edwin 1856-1920 American polar explorer
Peary Land
geographical name region N Greenland on Arctic Ocean
peasant
noun Etymology: Middle English paissaunt, from Anglo-French paisant, pesaunt, from pais, paiis country, from Late Latin pagensis inhabitant of a district, from Latin pagus ...
peasantry
noun Date: circa 1553 1. peasants 2. the position, rank, or behavior of a peasant
peascod
noun see peasecod
peasecod
or peascod noun Etymology: Middle English pesecod, from pese + cod bag, husk — more at codpiece Date: 14th century a pea pod
peashooter
noun Date: 1803 a toy blowgun that uses peas for projectiles
peat
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English pete piece of peat, from Medieval Latin peta, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Cornish peyth bit, Welsh peth thing ...
peat moss
noun Date: 1880 sphagnum
peaty
adjective see peat I
peavey
or peavy noun (plural peaveys or peavies) Etymology: Joseph Peavey died 1873 American blacksmith Date: 1870 a lumberman's lever that has a pivoting hooked arm and metal spike ...
peavy
noun see peavey
pebble
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pobble, from Old English papolstān, from papol- (of unknown origin) + stān stone Date: 14th century 1. a small usually rounded stone ...
pebbly
adjective see pebble I
pec
noun Date: 1944 pectoral muscle — usually used in plural
pecan
noun Etymology: American French pacane, from Illinois pakani Date: 1772 1. a large hickory (Carya illinoinensis syn. C. illinoensis) that has roughish bark and hard but ...
peccadillo
noun (plural -loes or -los) Etymology: Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado sin, from Latin peccatum, from neuter of peccatus, past participle of peccare Date: 1600 a ...
peccant
adjective Etymology: Latin peccant-, peccans, present participle of peccare to stumble, sin Date: circa 1604 1. guilty of a moral offense ; sinning 2. violating a ...
peccantly
adverb see peccant
peccary
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: of Cariban origin; akin to Suriname Carib paki:ra peccary Date: 1697 any of several largely nocturnal gregarious American mammals resembling ...
peccavi
noun Etymology: Latin, I have sinned, from peccare Date: 1553 an acknowledgment of sin
Pechenga
or Finn Petsamo geographical name town & port NW Russia in Europe on inlet of Barents Sea in district that belonged to Finland 1920-44 population 3500
Pechora
geographical name river over 1100 miles (1770 kilometers) NE Russia in Europe flowing N into Barents Sea
peck
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pek, from Anglo-French Date: 13th century 1. — see weight table 2. a large quantity or number II. verb Etymology: Middle English, ...
peck order
noun see pecking order
pecker
noun Date: 1587 1. one that pecks 2. chiefly British courage 3. often vulgar penis
peckerwood
noun Etymology: probably inversion of woodpecker Date: 1904 often disparaging a rural white Southerner
pecking order
also peck order noun Date: 1928 1. the basic pattern of social organization within a flock of poultry in which each bird pecks another lower in the scale without fear of ...

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