Pet-peeve

pet peeve

noun
a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear: This train service is one of my pet peeves.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism

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pet peeve definition


  1. n.
    a major or principal annoyance or complaint. : Dirty dishes in restaurants are my pet peeve.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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