Basic+ Word of the Day: pester

pester (verb) past tense: pestered LISTEN

"I hate to pester you, but when will you finish that report?"

Pester means ‘to bother someone repeatedly, often for a minor reason.’

  • Tom's mother pesters him every day to clean up his room.
  • If you continually pester me about the details, I will never write the book.

Did you know?

This video shows a satirical campaign ad for Professor Pester for President of Viva Pinata, an animated children’s show. Would you vote for Prof. Pester?

In pop culture

In the Hank Williams song “Leave Me Alone with the Blues,” listen for the lyric, “Run along, run along, don’t you pester me…”

There are other meanings of pester.
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