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Definition of "peeve" [peeve]

  • To cause to be annoyed or resentful. See Synonyms at annoy. (verb-transitive)
  • A vexation; a grievance. (noun)
  • A resentful mood: in a peeve about the delays. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peeve" in a sentence
  • "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."