Origin of peeved
verb (used with object), peeved, peev·ing.
Origin of peeve
Examples from the Web for peeved
Major General Avi Zamir was so peeved that he reportedly called a boycott of Refaeli-endorsed products.
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?|Margot Kiser|March 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
James Murdoch will return next month to face more cross-examination from the peeved parliamentarians.
Annie Martin is still too peeved to rationally discuss comic Steve Harvey.
John Batchelor talks to Republicans who say Ryan's peeved his ideas were bypassed—and reports more turmoil on the right.
You are peeved, Margaret, 177 because of what she claimed I said of you and Retta.Marjorie Dean College Junior|Pauline Lester
When he came up he saw his mistress was angry this peeved him, so that he stalked into the hall and slammed his wood into the box.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
I think we made a mistake by not holding the girl up, he said in a peeved voice to Mason.Mason of Bar X Ranch|Henry Bennett
But I always borrow some youngsters for my poor widow act when I think I'm being shadowed; so you needn't get peeved.Shorty McCabe on the Job|Sewell Ford
The grizzly was peeved, for the Stoney had peppered a couple of silly bullets into the brute's shoulder.Bulldog Carney|W. A. Fraser
Word Origin for peeve
1907 (implied in peeved), back-formation from peevish. As a noun, attested by 1910. Related: Peeved; peeving; peeves.