A quick glancing kiss, often delivered to the forehead or cheek. This is typically the type of kiss a parent might give their child. Generally a peck is a non-sexual kiss, although it can also be a pleasent prelude to passionate making out.

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Peck, n. [Perh. akin to pack; or, orig., an indefinite quantity, and fr. peck, v. (below): cf. also F. picotin a peak.]


The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat.

"A peck of provender."



A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.

"A peck of uncertainties and doubts." Milton.


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Peck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pecked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pecking.] [See Pick, v.]


To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.


Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements.


To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; -- often with up.


This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas. Shak.


To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.


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Peck, v. i.


To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.



To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.

[The hen] went pecking by his side. Dryden.

To peck at, to attack with petty and repeated blows; to carp at; to nag; to tease.


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Peck (?), n.

A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.


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