- 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: back-form. from peevish
- an object of dislike; annoyance
- a peevish state
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transitive verb peeved peeved, peev·ing, peeves
- A vexation; a grievance.
- A resentful mood: in a peeve about the delays.
Origin: Back-formation from peevish.