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pesky (adj.)

"troublesome, annoying," 1775, originally in New England dialect, perhaps a dialectal formation from pest (OED compares plaguy "confounded, annoying, disagreeable"). Partridge suggests an origin in Essex dialect. Sometimes in American-English colloquial use a mere intensive, "excessively." Related: Peskily.

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Definitions of pesky from WordNet

pesky (adj.)
causing irritation or annoyance;
a pesky mosquito
Synonyms: annoying / bothersome / galling / irritating / nettlesome / pestering / pestiferous / plaguy / plaguey / teasing / vexatious / vexing
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