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adjective pes·ky \ˈpe-skē\

Definition of pesky

peskier

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peskiest

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of pesky

probably irregular from pest + 1-y


First Known Use: 1775


PESKY Defined for English Language Learners

pesky

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adjective pes·ky \ˈpe-skē\

Definition of pesky for English Language Learners

  • : making someone annoyed or irritated


PESKY Defined for Kids

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adjective pes·ky \ˈpe-skē\

Definition of pesky for Students

peskier

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peskiest

  1. :  troublesome 1 pesky ants



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