- annoyed; irritated; vexed.
Origin of peeved
- to render peevish; annoy.
- a source of annoyance or irritation: Tardiness is one of my greatest peeves.
- an annoyed or irritated mood: to be in a peeve.
Origin of peeve
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Examples from the Web for peeved
Major General Avi Zamir was so peeved that he reportedly called a boycott of Refaeli-endorsed products.Bar Refaeli In Trouble With Israeli Army
March 21, 2013
One peeved manager of upscale villas in Lamu complains of having received as many as 500 cancellations.Somalia’s Hostage: Judith Tebbutt Is Home—But How Free?
March 30, 2012
James Murdoch will return next month to face more cross-examination from the peeved parliamentarians.Can Murdoch’s Clan Survive?
October 19, 2011
Annie Martin is still too peeved to rationally discuss comic Steve Harvey.Steve Harvey's Bad Romance
February 16, 2011
John Batchelor talks to Republicans who say Ryan's peeved his ideas were bypassed—and reports more turmoil on the right.Paul Ryan Breaks Rank
September 26, 2010
First off Stanley stiffens up like he was goin' to be peeved.Torchy As A Pa
You ain't been to see her for almost a week, and she'll be gettin' peeved at you.Black Star's Campaign
Sandy tried last year, but they dropped him to the Second and he got peeved and quit.Quarter-Back Bates
Ralph Henry Barbour
Mack was peeved because Betty liked Timand about the lunches and notes and shows.
She coaxed him to go back to the Journal, until he got peeved.
- (tr) to irritate; vex; annoy
- something that irritates; vexationit was a pet peeve of his
Word Origin and History for peeved
1907 (implied in peeved), back-formation from peevish. As a noun, attested by 1910. Related: Peeved; peeving; peeves.