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Meaning of PEST

Pronunciation:  pest

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\Pest\, n. [L. pestis: cf. F. peste.]
1. A fatal epidemic disease; a pestilence; specif., the

         England's sufferings by that scourge, the pest.

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.

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