adjective pes·ky \ˈpes-kē\

: making someone annoyed or irritated


Full Definition of PESKY

:  troublesome, vexatious <pesky issues>

Examples of PESKY

  1. I've been trying to get rid of this pesky cold for weeks.
  2. <the pesky problem of what to do with all the leftovers>

Origin of PESKY

probably irregular from pest + 1-y
First Known Use: 1775
PESKIER Defined for Kids


adjective pes·ky \ˈpe-skē\

Definition of PESKY for Kids

:  troublesome 1 <pesky ants>


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