pet peeve

noun
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of pet peeve

: a frequent subject of complaint

Examples of pet peeve in a Sentence

  1. One of my biggest pet peeves is people driving too slowly on the highway.

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First Known Use of pet peeve

1917

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Definition of pet peeve for English Language Learners

  • : something that annoys or bothers a person very much


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