the ability possessed by a child to nag a parent relentlessly until the parent succumbs and agrees to the child’s request
[pes-ter] /ˈpɛs tər/ verb (used with object) 1. to bother persistently with petty annoyances; trouble: Don’t pester me with your trivial problems. 2. Obsolete. to overcrowd. /ˈpɛstə/ verb 1. (transitive) to annoy or nag continually v. 1520s, “to clog, entangle, encumber,” probably a shortening of Middle French empestrer “place in an embarrassing situation” (Modern French […]
[pest-hohl] /ˈpɛstˌhoʊl/ noun 1. a place infested with or especially liable to epidemic disease.
[pest-hous] /ˈpɛstˌhaʊs/ noun, plural pesthouses [pest-hou-ziz] /ˈpɛstˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a or hospital for persons infected with pestilential disease. /ˈpɛstˌhaʊs/ noun 1. (obsolete) a hospital for treating persons with infectious diseases Also called lazaretto
[pes-tuh-sahyd] /ˈpɛs təˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a chemical preparation for destroying plant, fungal, or animal . /ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a chemical used for killing pests, esp insects and rodents n. 1939, a hybrid coined from English pest + Latinate -cide. pesticide pes·ti·cide (pěs’tĭ-sīd’) n. A chemical used to kill pests, especially insects. pesticide (pěs’tĭ-sīd’) A chemical […]