EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɛstə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɛstɚ/, [ˈpʰɛstɚ]
  • Rhymes: -ɛstə(ɹ)

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To bother, harass, or annoy persistently.
  2. (obsolete, transitive and intransitive) To crowd together thickly.
    • 1599, [Thomas] Nashe, Nashes Lenten Stuffe, [], London: [] [Thomas Judson and Valentine Simmes] for N[icholas] L[ing] and C[uthbert] B[urby] [], OCLC 228714942, pages 5–6:
      That which eſpecialleſt nouriſht the moſt prime pleaſure in me, was after a ſtorme when they were driuen inſwarmes, and lay close peſtred together as thicke as they could packe; the next day following, if it were faire, they would cloud the whole skie with canuas, by ſpreading their drabled ſailes in the full clue abroad a drying, and make a brauer ſhew with them, then ſo many banners and ſtreamers diſplayed againſt the Sunne on a mountaine top.

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NounEdit

pester (plural pesters)

  1. A bother or nuisance.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pesten +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛs.tər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pes‧ter

NounEdit

pester m (plural pesters, diminutive pestertje n)

  1. A person who bullies or pesters somebody.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From peste +‎ -er.

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pester

  1. to rant, curse, fulminate

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

pester m or f

  1. indefinite plural of pest

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pester m or f

  1. indefinite feminine plural of pest

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *pьstrъ (variegated).

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pẹ́stər (comparative pẹ́strejši, superlative nȁjpẹ́strejši)

  1. colourful, variegated

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Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. péster péstra péstro
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative péster ind
péstri def
péstra péstro
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
péstro péstro
genitive péstrega péstre péstrega
dative péstremu péstri péstremu
locative péstrem péstri péstrem
instrumental péstrim péstro péstrim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative péstra péstri péstri
accusative péstra péstri péstri
genitive péstrih péstrih péstrih
dative péstrima péstrima péstrima
locative péstrih péstrih péstrih
instrumental péstrima péstrima péstrima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative péstri péstre péstra
accusative péstre péstre péstra
genitive péstrih péstrih péstrih
dative péstrim péstrim péstrim
locative péstrih péstrih péstrih
instrumental péstrimi péstrimi péstrimi

Further readingEdit

  • pester”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran