Definition of Pesky

1. Adjective. Causing irritation or annoyance. "It is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"




Definition of Pesky

1. a. Pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive.

Definition of Pesky

1. Adjective. Annoying, troublesome, irritating. ¹

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Definition of Pesky

1. annoying [adj -KIER, -KIEST] : PESKILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pesky

pesetas
pesewa
pesewas
pesharim
pesher
peshmarga
peshmerga
peshmerge
peshwa
peshwas
peskier
peskiest
peskily
peskiness
peskinesses
pesky (current term)
peso
peso ley
pesos
pessary cell
pessary corpuscle
pessima
pessimal
pessimally
pessimism
pessimisms
pessimist
pessimistic

Literary usage of Pesky

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1. The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia by Kellogg Durland (1908)
""—The search—Condition of the peasants—pesky—A group of remarkable personalities—Village customs—A dramatic meeting—A night ride—A sudden interruption in ..."

2. The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia by Kellogg Durland (1908)
"The search—Condition of the peasants—pesky—A group of remarkable personalities—Village customs—A dramatic meeting—A night ride—A sudden interruption in our ..."

3. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"—Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca The Case of the pesky Pronoun I begin by talking about a student conference from the previous day. ..."

4. "The Young Idea": Or, Common School Culture by Caroline Bigelow Le Row (1888)
"... in some approximate degree they have accomplished it." CHAPTER XI. " NO pesky PALION." " I AINT goin' to be no pesky Palion I don't care what he says. ..."

5. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1830 They make pesky; bad 1833 This nettled Mr. Van ment.—Seba Smith, 1834 At last I came to a pi couldn't make head n( 1834 Folks have been think Vermont ..."

6. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1860)
"Calling on them, he begged them to be quiet, for he only wanted to know if they had " seen any thing of that pesky bullfrog. He'da gin five dollars to find ..."

7. The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"pesky has now become more American than English. pesky Ike is the name of a popular American drama. Peter, a partridge.—Poacher's term. ..."

8. Read and Understand Stories and Activities by Jo Ellen Moore (1997)
"Every day, the pesky critters were in the vegetable patch. ... She planted one garden for the pesky critters. Then she planted a garden for herself—with all ..."

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