- nBritishan alcoholic drink, alcohol.The term, used by teenagers in particular since around 2000, is often in the phrase sconned on peeve, that is, drunk.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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peeve — [pi:v] →pet hate/pet peeve at ↑pet3 (2) … Dictionary of contemporary English
peeve — [n] something strongly disliked annoyance, bother, gripe, nuisance, pest, sore point*, vexation; concepts 532,690 Ant. attraction, desire, like, love, want peeve [v] bother, annoy aggravate, anger, bug*, bum*, burn*, disturb, drive up the wall*,… … New thesaurus
peeve — index bait (harass), irritate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
peeve — (v.) 1908, back formation from PEEVISH (Cf. peevish). As a noun, attested by 1911. Related: Peeved; peeves … Etymology dictionary
peeve — vb *irritate, exasperate, nettle, provoke, aggravate, rile Analogous words: vex, *annoy, irk, bother: chafe, fret, gall (see ABRADE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
peeve — informal ► VERB ▪ annoy; irritate. ► NOUN ▪ a cause of annoyance. ORIGIN from PEEVISH(Cf. ↑peevishness) … English terms dictionary
peeve — ☆ peeve [pēv ] vt. peeved, peeving [back form. < PEEVISH] Informal to make peevish or bad tempered; annoy n. Informal 1. an object of dislike; annoyance 2. a peevish state SYN. IRRITATE … English World dictionary
peeve — n. one s pet peeve * * * [piːv] one s pet peeve … Combinatory dictionary
peeve — peeve1 [ piv ] noun count AMERICAN something that annoys you => PET 2 peeve peeve 2 [ piv ] verb transitive often passive to make someone feel annoyed … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
peeve — UK [piːv] / US [pɪv] noun [countable] Word forms peeve : singular peeve plural peeves mainly American something that annoys you … English dictionary
peeve — /peev/, v., peeved, peeving, n. v.t. 1. to render peevish; annoy. n. 2. a source of annoyance or irritation: Tardiness is one of my greatest peeves. 3. an annoyed or irritated mood: to be in a peeve. [1905 10, Amer.; back formation from PEEVISH]… … Universalium