adjective, pes·ki·er, pes·ki·est.Informal.
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OTHER WORDS FROM peskypesk·i·ly, adverbpesk·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pesky
Isn't it time Kate took a lesson from her grandmother-in-law and weighted down those skirts against the pesky wind?
Unfortunately, pesky activists and passionate students have made sexual assault impossible to ignore, even for men.The College Bro’s Burden: Consent and Assault Cast a Shadow on Sexy Times|Amy Zimmerman|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The NRA itself literally chopped off that pesky first half when it chiseled the words on the face of its old headquarters.Gun-Rights Advocates Should Fear History of Second Amendment|Saul Cornell|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The problem: pesky state child labor laws requiring that minors work a maximum eight hours a day when school is not in session.Too Close for Comfort: ‘Couples Therapy’ for Courtney Stodden on VH1|Maria Elena Fernandez|October 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The biggest annoyance was pesky television helicopters buzzing incessantly over west side neighborhoods.Los Angeles Area Girds for Carmageddon II Freeway Closure|Christine Pelisek|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"I'm tired to death waitin' on these pesky cars," she said, addressing herself to Mr. Goldthwaite.Thankful Rest|Annie S. Swan
“Fer all ther world like some big, pesky grasshopper,” declared Mrs. Beasley, as it scudded off across the smooth turf.The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship|Margaret Burnham
That pesky Lizy Ann Scribbens had the owdacity to come to my front door this very mornin'—a beggin'.The Man from Jericho|Edwin Carlile Litsey
Come along, Colonel; it looks like we was a-goin to larn morn Mendoza himself ever did; an all through a pesky steer!The Saddle Boys at Circle Ranch|James Carson
If youll blieve it, that pesky mare balked and wouldnt stir another step.