Definition of Pester

1. Verb. Annoy persistently. "Sam cannot pester Sue "; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

Exact synonyms: Badger, Beleaguer, Bug, Tease
Generic synonyms: Bedevil, Crucify, Dun, Frustrate, Rag, Torment
Derivative terms: Badgerer, Pesterer, Tease, Tease, Teaser



Definition of Pester

1. v. t. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations.

Definition of Pester

1. Verb. (transitive) To bother, harass or annoy persistently. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pester

1. to bother [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: bother

Medical Definition of Pester

1. 1. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations. "We are pestered with mice and rats." (Dr. H. More) "A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world." (Dryden) 2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest. "All rivers and pools . . . Pestered full with fishes." (Holland) Origin: Abbrev. Fr. Impester, fr. OF. Empaistrier, empestrer, to entangle the feet or legs, to embarrass, F. Empetrer; pref. Em-, en- (L. In in) + LL. Pastorium, pastoria, a fetter by which horses are prevented from wandering in the pastures, fr. L. Pastorius belonging to a herdsman or shepherd, pastor a herdsman. See In, and Pasture, Pastor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pester

pessimistic
pessimistical
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pester (current term)
pester power
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pesteringly
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pesterments
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pestery
pestful
pesthole

Literary usage of Pester

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1. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1885)
"... &c forty pounds starling &c rec of the same &c. Yor Dutiful nephew WILL* pester. To the wor° my deare uncle WILL" pester Esq' at Barnards Castle my Lord ..."

2. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"pester. There is no greater discomfort or annoyance than extreme straitness or ... In English, ' to pester ' bears witness to the same fact, though it has ..."

3. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"... Best Kind of a Wash—Two Ravens pester our National Emblem—Coyote Mountain and Well —Hayes' Well and the "Well Ahead"—A Narrow Escape—A Papago-Indian ..."

4. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts: ... Preserved in by Virginia, William Pitt Palmer, Sherwin McRae, Raleigh Edward Colston, Henry W. Flournoy (1881)
"... May 31«t and add to this my having to do with the darned Indians, who pester mo amazing—I am this day to lay in a number of Goods—as I am constituted ..."

5. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"... To stifle us at home and show abroad, More motley than the French or the Venetian, About your coach, «hose rude postilion Must pester every narrow lane, ..."

6. Note-book Kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq., Lawyer, in Boston, Massachusetts by Thomas Lechford, James Hammond Trumbull (1885)
"Willm pester,1 an affidavit 11. 9. 1639. [Is.] Articles of Agreement made the 9th day of January Anno Dmi 1039 betweene Edward ..."

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