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.
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How to use peeve in a sentence
We know his gestures, his tics, his pet peeves, and his turn-ons.He’s Still Older, Even in the Moonlight: Woody Allen’s May-December Romances Inspire Scrutiny | Teo Bugbee | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A lot of my pet peeves, by the way, have to do with being unoriginal so I would say that's a top pet peeve as well.
The applejack had worked enough on Joe for him to rise against one of his pet peeves.Mercenary | Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for peeve
(tr) to irritate; vex; annoy
something that irritates; vexation: it was a pet peeve of his
- peeved, adjective
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