Peeve meaning

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The definition of a peeve is an annoyance.

An example of a peeve is the sound of finger nails sliding down a blackboard.

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Peeve is defined as to annoy.

An example of peeve is to constantly make fun of someone.

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To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
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A vexation; a grievance.

My pet peeve is when people chew gum during a lecture.

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A resentful mood.

In a peeve about the delays.

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To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy.
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An object of dislike; annoyance.
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A peevish state.
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To annoy; vex.

He was peeved to note that his work had been undone.

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Origin of peeve

  • Back-formation from peevish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from peevish.

    From Wiktionary