Pester Definition

pestered, pestering, pesters
pestered, pestering, pesters
To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex.
Webster's New World
To overcrowd; cram.
Webster's New World

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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