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PET PEEVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pet peeve mean? 

PET PEEVE (noun)
  The noun PET PEEVE has 1 sense:

1. an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed

  Familiarity information: PET PEEVE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PET PEEVE (noun)


Sense 1pet peeve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

grammatical mistakes are his pet peeve

Hypernyms ("pet peeve" is a kind of...):

complaint (an expression of grievance or resentment)


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