adjective, pes·ki·er, pes·ki·est. Informal.
Examples 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.
British Dictionary definitions for pesky
adjective peskier or peskiest
Word Origin for pesky
Word Origin and History for pesky
1775, originally in New England dialect, perhaps a dialectal formation from pest (cf. plaguy "confounded, annoying, disagreeable"). Partridge suggests an origin in Essex dialect.