Definitions for peskyˈpɛs ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pes•kyˈpɛs ki(adj.)-ki•er, -ki•est.

  1. annoying:

    a pesky fly.

    Category: Informal

Origin of pesky:

1765–75; alter. of pesty (pest+ -y1)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing(adj)

    causing irritation or annoyance

    "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"


  1. pesky(Adjective)

    Annoying, troublesome, irritating.

  2. Origin: Possibly from pesty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pesky(adj)

    pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive

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on foot


She arrived at the house on foot.

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