Definition of peeve noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

peeve

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BrE BrE//piːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//piːv//
 
 
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Word Origin early 20th cent.: back-formation from peevish.Idioms
somebody’s pet peeve(North American English)(British English somebody’s pet hate)
 
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something that you particularly dislike
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