Peeved



[peevd] /pivd/

adjective
1.
annoyed; irritated; vexed.
[peev] /piv/
verb (used with object), peeved, peeving.
1.
to render peevish; annoy.
noun
2.
a source of annoyance or irritation:
Tardiness is one of my greatest peeves.
3.
an annoyed or irritated mood:
to be in a peeve.
/piːv/
verb
1.
(transitive) to irritate; vex; annoy
noun
2.
something that irritates; vexation: it was a pet peeve of his
v.

1907 (implied in peeved), back-formation from peevish. As a noun, attested by 1910. Related: Peeved; peeving; peeves.

adj,adj phr

Annoyed; irritated; irked: He got peeved (1908+)

noun

: You probably have a long list of peeves (1911+)

verb

To annoy; irritate: That crap really peeves me (1908+)

Related Terms

pet peeve

[by back formation fr peeved, which in turn derives by back formation fr peevish, fr Middle English peivish, ”perverse, wayward, capricious,” perhaps fr Latin perversus]

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