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pesky

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adjective pes·ky \ˈpes-kē\

Simple Definition of pesky

  • : making someone annoyed or irritated

Full Definition of pesky

pes·ki·erpes·ki·est

  1. :  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


PESKY Defined for Kids

pesky

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adjective pes·ky \ˈpe-skē\

Definition of pesky

pesk·i·erpesk·i·est

  1. :  troublesome 1 <pesky ants>





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