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Meaning of PESKY

Pronunciation:  'peskee

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

PESKY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, disagreeable, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pestering, pestiferous, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexatious, vexing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pes"ky\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.]
Pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive.
[Colloq. & Low, U.S.] --Judd.

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