Paste this, Fuscus, in your hat:Not a pesky thing can peeve me.
Of course I know you don't mean it—you're simply hot and tired, and trying to work off your peeve on me.
Brickbats mingle with bouquetsShied at my devoted cranium.Does it peeve yours truly?
: You probably have a long list of peeves (1911+)
To annoy; irritate: That crap really peeves me (1908+)
[by back formation fr peeved, which in turn derives by back formation fr peevish, fr Middle English peivish, ''perverse, wayward, capricious,'' perhaps fr Latin perversus]