Definition of Peeves
1. Noun. (plural of peeve) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of peeve) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Peeves
1. peeve [v] - See also: peeve
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peeves
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Literary usage of Peeves
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachersby Rick Wormeli by Rick Wormeli (2003)
"I often dress up as a character that becomes increasingly distressed with each occurrence of my pet peeves in a particular discipline. ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1901)
"The following, however, is given, "Ordered That all peeves of Eight Civill [Seville] Filler and Mexico at due weight shall pass in payment at six shillings ..."
3. Growing Readers: Units Of Study In The Primary Classroom by Kathy Collins (2004)
"Readers, everyone has pet peeves. Pet peeves are things that bother us a lot. For example, I have a friend whose pet peeve is when people cut in line. ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"One of the regents' pet peeves is the alleged failure of administrators to curb dissemination of pornography and of extreme ..."
5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Charles John Crompton, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1834)
"The third count states that, instead of taking a bond from peeves and two sufficient sureties, he took a bond from ..."
6. Year Books of Edward II by Great Britain, Frederic William Maitland, Selden Society, William Craddock Bolland, G J Turner, Sir Paul Vinogradoff, Ludwik Ehrlich (1904)
"... and because three shillings of the service of twenty-three were arrear for a year before the day of the taking, the 13. peeves v. ..."