from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to be annoyed or resentful. See Synonyms at annoy.
- n. A vexation; a grievance.
- n. A resentful mood: in a peeve about the delays.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An annoyance or grievance.
- v. To annoy; vex.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an annoyed or irritated mood
- v. cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
But really my main peeve is how they use it to detail every minute of their day … and people actually care.
My biggest pet peeve is publishers 'seemingly random decisions on changing the format of books.
My own personal pet peeve is striking through text.
Jan: Thanks for the article; it did soothe me substantially, and I really like your argument that the age of peeve is ending.
However, my pet-peeve is people who expect you to show up EARLY.
Speaking of unnecessary administrative overhead, my new pet peeve is mail-in rebates.
My pet peeve is people that see my decoys and move in right next to me, throw out decoys and start shooting at every duck out of range.
My pet peeve is people that see my decoys and move in right next to me, throw out decoys and start shooting at every duck out of | Field & Stream
Another pet peeve is when some folks get all over you for keeping the fish you catch.
My own personal pet peeve is the underutilization of Douglass North and the new institutional economics.