Peel etymology


English word peel comes from Old French peler, Old French pellier, Old English pilian

Etymology of peel

Detailed word origin of peel

Dictionary entry Language Definition
peler Old French (fro)
pellier Old French (fro)
pilian Old English (ang)
peel English (en) (intransitive) To become detached, come away, especially in flakes or strips; to shed skin in such a way.. (intransitive) To move, separate (off or away).. (intransitive) To remove one's clothing.. (transitive) To remove something from the outer or top layer of.. (transitive) To remove the skin or outer covering of. (countable) A cosmetic preparation designed to remove dead skin or to [...]