pet peeve

noun

Definition of pet peeve

: a frequent subject of complaint

Examples of pet peeve in a Sentence

One of my biggest pet peeves is people driving too slowly on the highway.
Recent Examples on the Web For entertaining outdoors, my biggest pet peeve is obviously bugs and summertime pests. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 11 July 2022 Some even lack headshots, which is a personal pet peeve. Nancy Marshall, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Most employees’ pet peeve with IT remains the long wait after a request has been registered. Uday Birajdar, Forbes, 2 May 2022 According to his announcement post, Shayne says his pet peeve is someone who's always late. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 10 Feb. 2022 Dear Amy: Now that Thanksgiving is coming up, leftovers are my pet peeve! Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 15 Nov. 2021 Dear Amy: Now that Thanksgiving is coming up, leftovers are my pet peeve! Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 15 Nov. 2021 Dear Amy: Now that Thanksgiving is coming up, leftovers are my pet peeve! Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 15 Nov. 2021 But the provision was a pet peeve of Sen. James Inhofe, Okla., the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who took credit Tuesday for excising it from the defense bill. Karoun Demirjian, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pet peeve

1917, in the meaning defined above

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7 Aug 2022

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“Pet peeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pet%20peeve. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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