pesterer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pesterer a persistently annoying person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pesterer One who pesters or harasses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pesterer One who pesters; one who troubles or worries.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pesterer one who pesters
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Short for impester, O. Fr. empestrer (Fr. empêtrer), to entangle, from in, in, Low L. pastorium, a foot-shackle—L. pastus, pa.p. of pascĕre, to feed.

Usage

In literature:

I declare I'm so pestered with them that I don't know vich vay to turn.
"Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities" by Robert Smith Surtees
The provincial theatres and the second-class theatres are pestering me daily for it.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December, 1885" by Various
Very soon they were pestering me again to marry at once.
"The Day of Days" by Louis Joseph Vance
Don't pester me with "The Wedding"; I warn you I am getting sick of that picture.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
But, at least, don't let your friends pester you, like vermin crawling before you, because you are all-powerful.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
I had the courage to wait for the real thing, nobody pestering me to be a "genius"!
"Read-Aloud Plays" by Horace Holley
I guess you'd better get some new ones and set round in different places, 'less the mice'll pester you.
"Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
A grave doubt pestered me through our days of camping there in the autumnal wilderness.
"One Third Off" by Irvin S. Cobb
He just pesters folks into taking proper care of themselves.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
What is the use of pestering our brains about it?
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

Seabirds with their raucus chatter
Pestered this relic of old woods.
With beaks they have draped over him
A tattered, patchwork rainbow hood.
"The Black Oak" by Giorgi Leonidze
There was an Old Person of Chester,
Whom several small children did pester;
They threw some large stones,
Which broke most of his bones,
And displeased that Old Person of Chester.
"Limerick:There was an Old Person of Chester" by Edward Lear
I heard a woman pitying her, pitying the Mère Tortue.
While I, I pity Monsieur.
"He pesters her and torments her," said the woman.
How much more is he pestered and tormented, say I.
"Lui Et Elle" by D H Lawrence
What must I do? I cannot kneel,
Although a sense of you I feel,
I will not show a coward's fear,
Waiting until the end be near
To pester you with mercy plea,
—You'd be despising me.
"The Score" by Robert W Service
I want to see the piece-quilts the Jones girls is makin';
And I want to pester Laury 'bout their freckled hired hand,
And joke her 'bout the widower she come purt' nigh a-takin',
Till her Pap got his pension 'lowed in time to save his land.
"Griggsby's Station" by James Whitcomb Riley
John A. Calhoun, my Joe John; your temper must be sour;
Your scholars pester you, John; you flog them every hour.
But leave the rod behind you, John, when from the school you go,
Or else you may get flogged yourself, John A. Calhoun, my Joe.
"John A. Calhoun, My Joe John" by David John Scott

In news:

This time, the jokesters pestered retail workers at Wal-Mart with ridiculous shopping lists.
Solyndra Pestered Bush Administration Over Delays in Approving Federal Loan, Emails Show.
He doesn't have a computer, primarily because he's too cheap to buy one and has friends, like me, to pester whenever he needs a favor.
A friend of mine has been pestering me to read a book he's so excited about.
James Franklin Pester , 69, of Marshalltown, died Thursday, Aug 9, 2012, at Southridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Disease, weak prices may pester wheat crop.
Pester 's overwrapper for luxury products is efficient, too.
Pester robotic case erector & packer.
Hay said Workman pestered him about leaking the photos -- which he said are nearly a decade old -- but he refused because he felt Workman was trying to "sell out her daughter," and he wanted to help out Ariel.
Indiana's Shavonte Zellous joined Tamika Catchings in pestering Minnesota at every chance.
Ask Daily Pint owner Philip McGovern why he started amassing one of the largest Scotch collections in L.A 15 years ago, and you?ll likely hear a grunt about the customers who pestered him to do it.
Aloha, BP, Cenex Zip Trip, Iowa 80, Kwik Shop, Par Mar, Pester, Phillips 66, Quick Chek, Roadrunner, Stripes.
Home: Video: Pelican Pesters Paddleboarders.
Last season, injuries were the nagging bugaboo that continuously pestered the Florida State Seminoles .
Don't Pester the President When He's Buying Shrimp .
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In science:

He was a great help once I pestered him enough.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
I am indebted to Sebastian Adamatzky for pestering me into playing with the hot ice, and for participating in all experiments, and to Jeff Jones for editing text and participating in discussions.
Hot Ice Computer
Are they arithmetic? I have begun to pester experts about this.
On the passage from local to global in number theory
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