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Definition of the verb pester

What does pester mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pestered | pestering | pesters

  1. annoy persistently


Pester a.k.a. Pešter or Pešterska visoravan is a karst plateau in southwestern Serbia, in the Raška region. It lies at the altitude of 1150–1492 m, at 1492 meters. The territory of the plateau is mostly located in the municipality of Sjenica, with parts belonging to Novi Pazar and Tutin. The name of the region comes from the word pešter, which is an archaic term for cave.


Pester is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. Her first appearance was in Web of Spider-Man #77.

Phrases with Pester

  1. Pester power
  2. to pester

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pester

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Google previewMastering PowerCLI (2015)

by Sajal Debnath

Pester is an unit testing framework for PowerShell, which works great for both white box and black box testing. White box testing (also known as clear box testing, glass box testing, transparent box testing, and structural testing) is a method of ...

Google previewWriting Sitcoms

by John Byrne, Marcus Powell ~autofilled~

Don't pester is the golden rule - but don't put your life on hold either. If they are interested you'll hear back sooner rather then later - or they will contact you to explain why there's a delay. One caution: the meeting could go extremely well, the ...

Google previewDevOps with Windows Server 2016 (2017)

by Ritesh Modi

A PowerShell-based utility Pester will be another important topic in this chapter. Pester is a unit and integration testing tool for PowerShell scripts and environments.

Google previewScreen & Stage Marketing Secrets (2000)

The Writer's Guide to Marketing Scripts by James Russell

Don't pester movie stars, directors and producers. Pester means being overbearing and constantly writing them when they don't respond to you. They receive thousands of these letters. It must be horrible to open the mail and see so ...

Google previewThe History of Jefferson County, Wisconsin (1879)

Containing a History of Jefferson County, Its Early Settlement, Growth, Development, Resources, Etc....

Pester is a Republican, and is one of the ...

Google previewSells' Dictionary of the World's Press (1886)

Boisszein Janko, MagyardBzag, Vasarnapi Ujsag, Pester Lloyd, d. Pester Journal, d. Neues Pester Journal, d Volksblatt, d.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Pester—badger, beleaguer, harass, harry, molest, nag, torment, chivvy, chase Pester annoyingly—torment Pester consistently—harass Pesticide bath for proverbially silly animals—sheep dip Pestilence—blight, plague Pestilence transmitted ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2002)

5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske

annoy; badger; bedevil; bother; chafe; distress; disturb; exasperate; gall; grate; harass; harry; hassle; heckle; hector; hound; irk; irritate; nag; nettle; persecute; pester; plague; provoke; rankle; rile; ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

PESTER, v. pes'tér [0F. empestrer, to pester, to entangle; F. empétrer: perhaps connected with It. impastricciare, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1895)

pester Q'o v. t. [By apheresis from impester, KOF. empestrer, F. empétrer = It. impastojare, KML. “impastoriare, shackle or clog (a horse at pasture ), K in, in, + pastorium, a clog for horses at pasture: see pastern.] 1+. To crowd ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

pester £ v. t. [By apheresis from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

persuade oneself see decide {aciksta3uk} pester astaah (ut...) [-as.taa(h)-] vt(1) 1. pester, annoy, taunt, provoke, as when trying to anger someone. 2. tease, show attention to, as when a woman tries to seduce a man. 3. exert oneself with, work ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

broad, aud in some thirty, altogether void of any pester of ice. Hakluyt. Voyages, Sfc. vol. iii. foL 102. M. John Daues, . This dim spot ...

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A hospital patient from Leicester
Said, 'look, I do not want to pester,
But Doctor, I need
For this thing not to bleed
And it's nearly filled up my sou'wester.

(Written Oct 2012) (John Carter Brown)
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Scrabble value of P3E1S1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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