peevish (adj.) Look up peevish at Dictionary.com
late 14c., peyvesshe "perverse, capricious, silly," of uncertain origin; probably modeled on Latin perversus "reversed, perverse," past participle of pervertere "to turn about" (see pervert (v.)). Meaning "cross, fretful" first recorded 1520s. Related: Peevishly; peevishness.