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CONTRIBUTOR: erb816 on 4/8/2010
Meaning & History
Probably from a nickname for a showy dresser, from Middle English pe
"peacock" (see Peacock
) and body
"body, person". Alternatively it may be from the name of a Celtic tribe meaning "mountain men" from Brythonic pea
"large hill, mountain" combined with Boadie
, the tribe's earlier name, which meant "great man" (or simply "man") among the Briton and Cambri peoples. According to legend, the Boadie were originally a group of Boadicea
's kinsmen who migrated to the mountains of Wales after the Romans defeated her forces and she committed suicide.