American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause to be annoyed or resentful. See Synonyms at annoy.
- n. A vexation; a grievance.
- n. A resentful mood: in a peeve about the delays.
- n. an annoyed or irritated mood
- v. cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
- Back-formation from peevish. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from peevish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But really my main peeve is how they use it to detail every minute of their day … and people actually care.”
“My biggest pet peeve is publishers 'seemingly random decisions on changing the format of books.”
“My own personal pet peeve is striking through text.”
“Jan: Thanks for the article; it did soothe me substantially, and I really like your argument that the age of peeve is ending.”
“However, my pet-peeve is people who expect you to show up EARLY.”
“Speaking of unnecessary administrative overhead, my new pet peeve is mail-in rebates.”
“My pet peeve is people that see my decoys and move in right next to me, throw out decoys and start shooting at every duck out of range.”
“My pet peeve is people that see my decoys and move in right next to me, throw out decoys and start shooting at every duck out of | Field & Stream”
“Another pet peeve is when some folks get all over you for keeping the fish you catch.”
“My own personal pet peeve is the underutilization of Douglass North and the new institutional economics.”
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