Origin of pest
Related formsde-pest, verb (used with object)
Definition for pest (2 of 3)
Definition for pest (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for pest
Scotts Miracle Gro made a pest resistant Kentucky bluegrass in 2011 using the same technology.
"Earworm" has been around for quite some time to refer to a pest that burrows into the ears of corn.New Words Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary: ‘Man Cave,’ ‘Sexting,’ and More|Kory L. Stamper|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With one swift ninja movement, Obama swatted the pest with ease, leaving it lifeless on the ground.
An exterminator, Dill took a job in Iraq for a company contracted to do pest control on military bases.
Would that a bold action by one whom we know not had rid the land of a pest!The Great Mogul|Louis Tracy
There was a “pest house” where victims of small pox were quarantined.The Pinos Altos Story|Dorothy Watson
Add to this the pest of potato bugs and it looks as if potatoes were doomed, doesn't it?The Woodcraft Girls at Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
It is known as the Pest Basin, and dates from the days when the plague was raging in Shrewsbury, during the seventeenth century.Nooks and Corners of Shropshire|H. Thornhill Timmins
Goutweed is a pest in nearly all gardens, and very difficult to get out.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll
British Dictionary definitions for pest (1 of 2)
- any organism that damages crops, injures or irritates livestock or man, or reduces the fertility of land
- (as modifier)pest control