What does pesky mean?

pesky meaning in General Dictionary

causing irritation or annoyance

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  • Pestering vexatious troublesome Used also as a rigorous
  • Pestering; vexatious; problematic. Applied also as an intensive.

pesky meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1775, originally in New The united kingdomt dialect, possibly a dialectal development from pest (compare plaguy "confounded, annoying, disagreeable"). Partridge suggests an origin in Essex dialect.


Sentence Examples with the word pesky

Darian walked down the hall and stairwell to the study where his brother, the White God Damian, was probably plotting how to outsmart the pesky little immortals who'd declared war on them.

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