Examples of pesky in a Sentence
I've been trying to get rid of this pesky cold for weeks.
the pesky problem of what to do with all the leftovers
Recent Examples of pesky from the Web
St. Martin's Press, 2017 ($25.99) During the steamy summer months many people dream of a world without mosquitoes, ants and other pesky bugs.
Around 10,000 years ago, farmers began storing grain, which attracted pesky mice.
For now the holy grail seems to be tweaking ketamine’s molecular structure to capture the drug’s unrivaled therapeutic effect while eliminating those pesky hallucinations.
A flight to combat pesky marsh mosquitoes with the insecticide naled has been rescheduled for Friday night.
The area is home to 48 different species of the pesky bugs, some of which are nuisance that can spread diseases such as the Zika virus.
President Trump and his team might want to take notes, because these same pesky challenges are almost certain to get in their way, too.
But what about the budget as a whole, with all that pesky math?
Rainy, hot and humid weather is perfect for the mosquitoes, so periods of spring and summer storms will only add to the usual pesky population.
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Origin and Etymology of pesky
probably irregular from pest + 1-y
First Known Use: 1775See Words from the same year
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Definition of pesky for English Language Learners
: making someone annoyed or irritated
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