pes´ki|ness

pes´ki|ness
pes|ky «PEHS kee», adjective, -ki|er, -ki|est.
U.S. Informal. troublesome; annoying: »

a pesky cold, pesky mosquitoes.

[alteration of pesty < pest]
pes´ki|ly, adverb.
pes´ki|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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