Origin of Pester
Probably short for French empestrer to constrain, embarrass (probably also influenced by pest) from Old French from Vulgar Latin impāstōriāre Latin in- in in–2 Vulgar Latin pāstōria a hobble from Latin feminine of pāstōrius of a herdsman (from pāstor herdsman pā- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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