Simple Definition of pester
: to annoy or bother (someone) in a repeated way
Examples of pester
Leave me alone! Stop pestering me!
<one resident pestered the condo board about every little thing>
Origin of pester
modification of Middle French empestrer to hobble, embarrass, from Vulgar Latin *impastoriare, from Latin in- + Late Latin pastoria tether — more at pastern
First Known Use: 1533
Synonym Discussion of pester
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