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Meaning of PEST

Pronunciation:  pest

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a persistently annoying person
 

PEST is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: blighter, cuss, gadfly, pesterer
 
 See Also: nudnick, nudnik, persecutor, tormenter, tormentor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pest\, n. [L. pestis: cf. F. peste.]
1. A fatal epidemic disease; a pestilence; specif., the
   plague.

         England's sufferings by that scourge, the pest.
                                               --Cowper.

2. Anything which resembles a pest; one who, or that which,
   is troublesome, noxious, mischievous, or destructive; a
   nuisance. ``A pest and public enemy.'' --South.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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