pesky

adjective pes·ky \ ˈpe-skē \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of pesky

peskier; peskiest
:troublesome, vexatious
  • pesky issues

Examples of pesky in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of pesky

probably irregular from pest + 1-y


PESKY Defined for English Language Learners

pesky

adjective

Definition of pesky for English Language Learners

  • : making someone annoyed or irritated


PESKY Defined for Kids

pesky

adjective pes·ky \ ˈpe-skē \

Definition of pesky for Students

peskier; peskiest
:troublesome 1
  • pesky ants


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