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pest

noun \ˈpest\

: an animal or insect that causes problems for people especially by damaging crops

: a person who bothers or annoys other people

Full Definition of PEST

1
:  an epidemic disease associated with high mortality; specifically :  plague
2
:  something resembling a pest in destructiveness; especially :  a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns (as agriculture or livestock production)
3
:  one that pesters or annoys :  nuisance
pesty \ˈpes-tē\ adjective

Examples of PEST

  1. These insects are pests for farmers.
  2. mice and other household pests
  3. You're being a real pest. Would you leave us alone, please?

Origin of PEST

Middle French peste, from Latin pestis
First Known Use: 1513

pest

noun \ˈpest\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEST

1
:  an epidemic disease associated with high mortality; specifically :  plague 2
2
:  something resembling a pest in destructiveness; especially :  a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns
pesty \ˈpes-tē\ adjective

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