Definitions for: Pester

[v] annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pes"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pestered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Pestering.] [Abbrev. fr. impester, fr. OF. empaistrier,
empestrer, to entangle the feet or legs, to embarrass, F.
emp[^e]trer; pref. em-, en- (L. in in) + LL. pastorium,
pastoria, a fetter by which horses are prevented from
wandering in the pastures, fr. L. pastorius belonging to a
herdsman or shepherd, pastor a herdsman. See In, and
Pasture, Pastor.]
1. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty

We are pestered with mice and rats. --Dr. H. More.

A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world.

2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to
infest. [Obs.] --Milton.

All rivers and pools . . . pestered full with
fishes. --Holland.

Synonyms: badger, beleaguer, bug, harass, tease

See Also: bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment

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