Main meanings of peasy in English

: peasy1peasy2peasy3

peasy1

noun

dialect, historical British Mining
  • Lead ore in the form of small grains.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Pryce (d. 1790), surgeon, mineralogist, and antiquary. From peasy.

Pronunciation

peasy

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Main meanings of peasy in English

: peasy1peasy2peasy3

peasy2

(also pacey, peisy, peysie)

adjective

Scottish
  • Resembling or reminiscent of peas or peasemeal. Chiefly in "peasy whin" (see "whin").

Origin

Mid 18th century. From pease + -y.

Pronunciation

peasy

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Main meanings of peasy in English

: peasy1peasy2peasy3

peasy3

adjective

informal British
  • Very simple, easy. Also as interjection Compare "easy-peasy [interjection, adverb]".

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Punch. Short for easy-peasy.

Pronunciation

peasy

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