peeve

[peev]
verb (used with object), peeved, peeving.
1.
to render peevish; annoy.
noun
2.
a source of annoyance or irritation: Tardiness is one of my greatest peeves.
3.
an annoyed or irritated mood: to be in a peeve.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; back formation from peevish


2. vexation, affliction, grievance.
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peeve (piːv)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to irritate; vex; annoy
 
n
2.  something that irritates; vexation: it was a pet peeve of his
 
[C20: back formation from peevish]
 
peeved
 
adj

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For one, it would reduce uncertainty over the tax rate, a popular peeve.
His biggest pet peeve is being thrown into the air, getting over it when needed.
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