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pes·ky

 (pĕs′kē)
adj. pes·ki·er, pes·ki·est Informal
Troublesome; annoying: a pesky mosquito.

[Probably alteration of pest.]

pes′ki·ly adv.
pes′ki·ness n.

pesky

(ˈpɛskɪ)
adj, peskier or peskiest
informal chiefly US and Canadian troublesome: pesky flies.
[C19: probably changed from pesty; see pest]
ˈpeskily adv
ˈpeskiness n

pes•ky

(ˈpɛs ki)

adj. -ki•er, -ki•est.
annoying: a pesky fly.
[1765–75; alter. of pesty (pest + -y1)]
pesk′i•ly, adv.
pesk′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pesky - causing irritation or annoyancepesky - 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"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"

pesky

adjective
Informal. Hard to treat, manage, or cope with:
Slang: mean.
Translations

pesky

[ˈpeskɪ] ADJ (peskier (compar) (peskiest (superl))) (US) → molesto

pesky

[ˈpɛski] adj (= irritating) → casse-pieds inv

pesky

adj (+er) (esp US inf) → nervtötend (inf)

pesky

[ˈpɛskɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Am) (fam) → fastidioso/a, noioso/a
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