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pet peeve

[ pet-peev ]
/ ˈpɛt ˈpiv /
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noun
a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear: This train service is one of my pet peeves.

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Origin of pet peeve

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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pet peeve

A particular or recurring source of irritation, as in My pet peeve is that neighbor's cat running through my herb garden. [Early 1900s]

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