Peeve Definition

pēv
peeved, peeves, peeving
verb
To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy.
Webster's New World
Peeve is defined as to annoy.
An example of peeve is to constantly make fun of someone.
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noun
An object of dislike; annoyance.
Webster's New World
A vexation; a grievance.
My pet peeve is when people chew gum during a lecture.
American Heritage
A peevish state.
Webster's New World
A resentful mood.
In a peeve about the delays.
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Other Word Forms of Peeve

Noun

Singular:
peeve
Plural:
peeves

Origin of Peeve

  • Back-formation from peevish

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

  • Back-formation from peevish.

    From Wiktionary

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