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pester

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In the senses of “overcrowd (a place)” and “impede (a person)”: from Middle French and Old French empestrer (encumber), influenced by English pest. The modern sense is an extension of the sense “infest”. Comparable to English construction pest + -er (used to form frequentative verbs).

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pester (third-person singular simple present pesters, present participle pestering, simple past and past participle pestered)

  1. (transitive) To bother, harass, or annoy persistently.

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pester m (plural pesters, diminutive pestertje n)

  1. person who annoys somebody else

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From peste +‎ -er.

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pester

  1. to rant, curse, fulminate

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SloveneEdit

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From Proto-Slavic *pьstrъ (variegated).

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péster (comparative péstrejši, superlative nàjpéstrejši)

  1. colourful, variegated

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