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Meaning of PESTER

Pronunciation:  'pestur

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

PESTER is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: badger, beleaguer, bug, harass, tease
 See Also: bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pes"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pestered}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Pestering}.] [Abbrev. fr. impester, fr. OF. empaistrier,
empestrer, to entangle the feet or legs, to embarrass, F.
emp[^e]trer; pref. em-, en- (L. in in) + LL. pastorium,
pastoria, a fetter by which horses are prevented from
wandering in the pastures, fr. L. pastorius belonging to a
herdsman or shepherd, pastor a herdsman. See {In}, and
{Pasture}, {Pastor}.]
1. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty

         We are pestered with mice and rats.   --Dr. H. More.

         A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world.

2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to
   infest. [Obs.] --Milton.

         All rivers and pools . . . pestered full with
         fishes.                               --Holland.

Thesaurus Terms
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