Definition of pesky in English:


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adjectiveadjective peskier, adjective peskiest

informal mainly North American
  • Causing trouble; annoying.

    • ‘pesky mosquitoes’
    • ‘It turns out that mosquitoes are a pesky problem on his island in the South Pacific.’
    • ‘Any pesky remnants of feelings she used to have for him would just have to be dealt with later.’
    • ‘Trim as necessary and adhere to the top of the wood making sure to get out any pesky air bubbles.’
    • ‘Jack needs to get rid of these pesky aphids and he needs the money to buy insecticide.’
    • ‘In Glasgow or on the west Coast, you can barely walk down the road without bumping into a pesky little trattoria.’
    damned, damn, damnable, wretched, accursed, rotten, horrible



/ˈpeskē/ /ˈpɛski/


Late 18th century perhaps related to pest.