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 The rule change will have little practical effect, since nearly all commercially made showerheads comply with the 2013 rule — the pet peeve of the former president notwithstanding. BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2021 The rule change will have little practical effect, since nearly all commercially made showerheads comply with the 2013 rule — the pet peeve of the former president notwithstanding. CBS News, 16 July 2021 The rule change will have little practical effect, since nearly all commercially made showerheads comply with the 2013 rule — the pet peeve of the former president notwithstanding. Matthew Daly, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2021 In this day and age, hangers would seem like a savings in waste, in addition to doing away with a pet peeve of mine! Washington Post, 29 June 2021 It’s not uncommon for seniority to be management’s pet peeve in any union contract, but tying it to workforce equity is likely to hit a nerve with the union’s largely white leadership. Dan Mcgowan, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Mar. 2021 The Harmony Mat was created to solve most yogis’ biggest pet peeve, feet and hands slipping on the mat. Claire Tighe, NBC News, 25 Feb. 2021 My snooty pet peeve now feels like the apex of pre-pandemic luxury. Sadie Stein, Town & Country, 17 Feb. 2021 According to her official ABC bio, Kirkconnell's likes include doodling, good movies, and charcuterie boards, while her biggest pet peeve is slow driving. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, 5 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of pet peeve

1917, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2021

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“Pet peeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pet%20peeve. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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pet peeve

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pet peeve

US : something that annoys or bothers a person very much

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