Definition of pester in English:

pester

Line breaks: pes¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛstə
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

pesterer

noun
More example sentences
  • Thank you to everyone who tolerated my pestering emails (I’m a good pesterer).
  • Violet’s husband was a "pesterer," a traveling trader, who would go on the "knocker," roaming the country buying and selling silver, gold and clothing.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the senses 'overcrowd (a place)' and 'impede (a person)'): from French empestrer 'encumber', influenced by pest. The current sense is an extension of an earlier use, 'infest', referring to vermin.

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