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Webster 1913 Edition


Pester

Pes′ter

(pĕs′tẽr)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Pestered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Pestering
.]
[Abbrev. fr.
impester
, fr. OF.
empaistrier
,
empestrer
, to entangle the feet or legs, to embarrass, F.
emp
trer
; pref.
em-
,
en-
(L.
in
in) + LL.
pastorium
,
pastoria
, a fetter by which horses are prevented from wandering in the pastures, fr. L.
pastorius
belonging to a herdsman or shepherd,
pastor
a herdsman. See
In
, and
Pasture
,
Pastor
.]
1.
To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations.
We are
pestered
with mice and rats.
Dr. H. More.
A multitude of scribblers daily
pester
the world.
Dryden.
2.
To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest.
[Obs.]
Milton.
All rivers and pools . . .
pestered
full with fishes.
Holland.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pester

PEST'ER

,
Verb.
T.
To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with little vexations.
We are pestered with mice and rats.
A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world with their insufferable stuff.
1.
To encumber.

Definition 2022


pester

pester

English

Verb

pester (third-person singular simple present pesters, present participle pestering, simple past and past participle pestered)

  1. (transitive) To bother, harass, or annoy persistently.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

pester m (plural pesters, diminutive pestertje n)

  1. person who annoys somebody else

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French

Etymology

From peste + -er.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɛ.ste/

Verb

pester

  1. to rant, curse, fulminate

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Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

pester m, f

  1. indefinite plural of pest

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Noun

pester m, f

  1. indefinite feminine plural of pest

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *pьstrъ (variegated).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpèːstər/
  • Tonal orthography: pẹ́stər

Adjective

péster (comparative péstrejši, superlative nàjpéstrejši)

  1. colourful, variegated

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