pest
noun Etymology: Middle French peste, from Latin pestis Date: 1513 1. an epidemic disease associated with high mortality; specifically plague 2. something resembling a pest in destructiveness; especially a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns (as agriculture or livestock production) 3. one that pesters or annoys ; nuisancepesty adjective

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  • pest — pȇst ž <D L i, I sti/ šću, G mn péstī> DEFINICIJA jez. knjiž. reg., v. pesnica FRAZEOLOGIJA dati pest (komu) udariti šakom ONOMASTIKA pr. (nadimačka): Pȇst (I Slavonija), Pèstāk (Pokuplje), Péstić (110, Zadar) ETIMOLOGIJA prasl. *pęstь (rus …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • pest — [pest] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: peste plague , from Latin pestis] 1.) a small animal or insect that destroys crops or food supplies →↑vermin ▪ a chemical used in pest control 2.) informal an annoying person, especially a child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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