Definition of peeve in English:

peeve

Syllabification: peeve
Pronunciation: /pēv
 
/
informal

verb

[with object] (usually be peeved)

noun

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  • A cause of annoyance: his pet peeve is not having answers for questions from players
    More example sentences
    • He had his likes and dislikes, and his pet peeves.
    • Those little yellow ribbons are one of my pet peeves.
    • That's one of my pet peeves to have these pseudo historians parachute in and sell so many more books than the real historians.

Origin

early 20th century: back-formation from peevish.

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