Pestered
Pester 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 vexations. [1913 Webster]

We are pestered with mice and rats. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

All rivers and pools . . . pestered full with fishes. --Holland. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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