Something that irritates the heck out of you.

MINE:

when drivers pull out in front of you and dont speed up
driving slow in the passing lane
turning without signaling
when drivers wont let U merge in traffic
sitting at the light after it turns green
people on their cell phone while driving
being cutoff by another driver
clerks at fastfood places who hardly speak English
when the driver in front of U hits the breaks without reason
seeing people protesting on street corners
panhandling
crying infants near you on an airplane
Sometimes, anything and everything is my pet peeve.
by krock1dk May 24, 2008

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An irritating experience caused by others in which you cannot control
People like user Bernardo Srulzon submitting a "pet peeve" definition to Urban Dictionary which is a direct copy from dictionary.com
by James1000 May 01, 2005

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Something that is maybe a bit annoying to most people but is very annoying or upsetting to a particular person.

Related to the word peeve meaning an annoyance or grievance, a pet peeve is something that a person has adopted(like a pet) to be extra annoying or upsetting to them. Like a pet, they pay a lot of attention to this peeve and may talk about it a lot and share funny pictures of it on the internet.
I know we aren't supposed to put fake names on the forms, but it's a real pet peeve of Rachel's, so make extra sure she doesn't catch you.

Tim: Why do the checkout clerks have to be so stupid?
Irene: I admit the conversation wasn't sparkling, but we got checked out quickly and efficiently, that's all that matters.
Tim: grr, I guess stupid people are just a pet peeve of mine.
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a complaint or annoyance.
Dirty dishes in restaurants are my pet peeve.

girls who act like they're hot,but their not, is my pet peeve
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An action, object, or occurrence that bugs or annoys a person.
Eg:
1.When people use the word "AK-47" but have no fucking idea who the Russian Sr. Kalashnikov is.
2. When one's earbuds become tangles up.
3. When people don't recycle or litter.
4. When people tip a pocket full of pennies.
5. When people in the streets wait until NO ONE is within sight to cross or turn on the road.
6. When someone uses a synedoche or connotation and someone doesn't understand it. "Hit the road" or "Hit it" The person literally hits the road. When someone literally swings from the chandelier.
7. When someone doesn't understand or comprehend sarcasm.

My pet peeve is when people a just plain stupid , dopey, undecisive and slow.
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something a teacher says you can't do because it is annoying, but more often than not you could really care less.
jimmy, don't tap your pencil, you know it's a real pet peeve of mine.
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An opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed
"Grammatical mistakes are his pet peeve"
"A pet peeve of mine is people who ..."
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