What does the word peevish mean?

Usage examples for peevish

  1. So off he had to go, looking black and peevish, and supervised by the two mothers- who stood at the risk of catching their deaths of cold by the door- he and Victorine went arm- in- arm into the conservatory, and disappeared behind some pots of palms. – The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn
  2. They didn't mention nothin' 'bout any peevish dogs. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock