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Paste this, Fuscus, in your hat:Not a pesky thing can peeve me.

Brickbats mingle with bouquetsShied at my devoted cranium.Does it peeve yours truly?

Of course I know you don't mean it—you're simply hot and tired, and trying to work off your peeve on me.

WORD ORIGIN

1907 (implied in peeved), back-formation from peevish. As a noun, attested by 1910. Related: Peeved; peeving; peeves.

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