Share this entry
pecking order
American English: /ˈpɛkɪŋ ˌɔrdər/British English: /ˈpɛkɪŋ ɔːdə/

Translation of pecking order in Spanish:


  • they were fighting for their place in the pecking order
    luchaban por hacerse un lugar en la jerarquía
    Example sentences
    • The social hierarchies and pecking orders are best revealed through the cell phone calls and text-messaging that the characters almost constantly engage in with each other.
    • They are poorly resourced and have low status in the bureaucratic pecking order.
    • Even after you get in there is a strict pecking order to be observed.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.