Pester meaning

pĕstər
Pester is defined as to pick on or irritate.

An example of pester is a boy pulling his little sister's hair over and over again.

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To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
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To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex.
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To overcrowd; cram.
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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