pet peeve

pet peeve
noun Date: circa 1919 a frequent subject of complaint

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  • pet peeve — the thing that provokes one most, 1919, from PET (Cf. pet) (1) in the adj. sense “especially cherished” (1826), here in jocular or ironic use with PEEVE (Cf. peeve) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pet peeve — A pet peeve is something that irritates an individual greatly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pet peeve — pet′ peeve′ n. cvb a continual source of personal annoyance …   From formal English to slang

  • Pet peeve — A pet peeve (or pet hate) is a minor annoyance that can instill great frustration in an individual.OriginThe term originated from the word peeve . Its first usage was in 1919. [ [… …   Wikipedia

  • Pet Peeve — Ein Pet Peeve vieler Frauen ist die Gewohnheit ihres Partners, nach dem Pinkeln den Toilettensitz nicht wieder herunterzuklappen. Unter einem Pet Peeve (engl. [ pɛt piːv]; deutsch etwa: „Lieblings Ärgernis“) versteht man im populären… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pet peeve — noun an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed grammatical mistakes are his pet peeve • Hypernyms: ↑complaint * * * a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear: This train service is one of my pet peeves. [1915 20,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pet peeve — n. a major or principal annoyance or complaint. □ Dirty dishes in restaurants are my pet peeve. D He has no pet peeve. He hates everything …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Pet Peeve (Xanth) — Infobox Book | name = Pet Peeve image caption = cover of Pet Peeve author = Piers Anthony country = USA language = English cover artist = Darrell K. Sweet genre = Fantasy novel publisher = Tor Books release date = 2005 media type = Print… …   Wikipedia

  • Pet peeve (disambiguation) — A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that can instill great frustration in an individual.Pet peeve may also refer to:* Pet Peeve (1954 film), a 1954 Tom and Jerry cartoon * Pet Peeve (Xanth), the twenty ninth book of the Xanth series …   Wikipedia

  • Pet Peeve (1954 film) — Infobox Hollywood cartoon cartoon name = Pet Peeve series = Tom and Jerry caption = The title card of Pet Peeve director = William Hanna Joseph Barbera story artist = William Hanna Joseph Barbera animator = Ed Barge Irven Spence Kenneth Muse… …   Wikipedia

  • pet peeve — noun Something that is personally annoying; a personal dislike. Ending questions with a period is one of my pet peeves. Syn: pet hate …   Wiktionary

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