- The definition of a peeve is an annoyance.
An example of a peeve is the sound of finger nails sliding down a blackboard.
- Peeve is defined as to annoy.
An example of peeve is to constantly make fun of someone.
Origin of peeveback-formation ; from peevish
- an object of dislike; annoyance
- a peevish state
(third-person singular simple present peeves, present participle peeving, simple past and past participle peeved)
Back-formation from peevish.