Definition of peeve in English:

peeve

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Pronunciation: /piːv
 
/
informal

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective peeved)
Make (someone) rather annoyed; irritate: he was peeved at being excluded from the meeting that was the one thing that peeved him
More example sentences
  • The insurance companies are particularly peeved at the absence of the risk management concept in the revised tariff.
  • She's peeved, and you're left wondering if she's having a brain lapse or something.
  • Actually I'm a sore loser and will only be peeved when I don't win.

noun

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A cause of annoyance: another peeve of mine is these so called reality shows
More example sentences
  • My peeve of the morning is people treating me like a moron and wasting my time.
  • My peeve is with group blogs that put the writer's name at the end of items.
  • One peeve of mine is these so called reality shows.

Origin

early 20th century: back-formation from peevish.

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