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pet peeve

noun
1.
a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear:
This train service is one of my pet peeves.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism
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Word Origin and History for pet peeve
n.

"thing that provokes one most," 1919, from pet (n.1) in the adjectival sense "especially cherished" (1826), here in jocular or ironic use with peeve (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for pet peeve

pet peeve

noun phrase

One's particular and most cherished dislike or annoyance: long been one of my pet peeves (1919+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with pet peeve

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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