There never was such a pestering bankrupt as that since the world began, I do believe!
I will be here to see you, if you still persist in pestering me.
Oh, yes, I remember; Randy threw it at black Wally the other day when he was pestering her.
What do you mean by pestering Marcoline at the theatre yesterday?
Why, he has been pestering all the towns of Russia with his gout!
This Adonis Im talking about is pestering Clara with his attentions.
She must be continually at people's heels, pestering them in all ways.
She was pestering him unmercifully for what he already owed her.
Then, before long, he fell to pestering the old man with questions about the matter.
Half the beggars of London had winded the phrase and were pestering him at his back gate.
1520s, "to clog, entangle, encumber," probably a shortening of Middle French empestrer "place in an embarrassing situation" (Modern French empêtrer, Walloon epasturer), from Vulgar Latin *impastoriare "to hobble" (an animal), from Latin im- "in" + Medieval Latin pastoria (chorda) "(rope) to hobble an animal," from Latin pastoria, fem. of pastorius "of a herdsman," from pastor "herdsman" (see pastor (n.)). Sense of "annoy, trouble" (1560s) is from influence of pest. Related: Pestered; pestering.