Reverse Dictionary: PERT – PES


PERT – adjectives
– BARDIE forward, pert, shameless, insolent …1822 Sc.
– BARDY forward, pert, shameless, audacious; insolent; defiant …1822 Sc.
– BOBBEROUS pert, saucy, forward …19C Eng. dial.
– CALLETING pert, saucy, gossiping …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CLIPPIE sharp of speech; snappish, pert …19C Sc.
– COBBY stout, hearty, brisk, lively, pert, saucy, in good spirits, merry, cheerful, well in health …1691 Eng. dial.
– COCKETY lively, vivacious, pert …Bk1875 Eng. dial.
– CONK pert …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– DANDY pert, frolicsome …1790 Eng. dial.
– DICACIOUS † pert of speech; saucy; talkative …1830
– FAUSTY irascible, angry, low, mean, cross; pert, impertinent, impudent, self-important; frisky, mettlesome …1890 Amer. dial.
– FEISTY irascible, argumentative, touchy, angry, low, mean, cross; pert, impertinent, impudent, self-important; frisky, mettlesome …1890 Amer. dial.
– FICETY irascible, angry, low, mean, cross; pert, impertinent, impudent, self-important; frisky, mettlesome …1890 Amer. dial.
– FISTY irascible, angry, low, mean, cross; pert, impertinent, impudent, self-important; frisky, mettlesome …1890 Amer. dial.
– FLOSSY pert, impudent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– FRESH amorously over-free or cheeky; pert; forward; bold; impudent …1845 sl., orig. US
– FYSTY irascible, angry, low, mean, cross; pert, impertinent, impudent, self-important; frisky, mettlesome …1890 Amer. dial.
– GANDYING pert, chattering, foolishly talkative …Bk1900 Sc.
– HAFTY saucy, pert …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HEFTY saucy, pert …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– IMPERT pert, impertinent, impudent …1889 Eng. dial.
– KECK pert, insolent, lively …1856 Eng. dial.
– KECKLE pert …Bk1901 Eng. dial.
– LIPPY impudent, rude, pert, disrespectful, talkative …1875 sl.
– MINXIN forward, pert, like a minx …1883 Eng. dial.  
– NASHIN chattering, pert …1825 Sc.
– NEBSIE, NEBSY impudent, pert …1923 Sc. 
– OVER-PERTED † made too pert, saucy, or self-conceited …1614
– PAUGHTY pert, impertinent, saucy, insolent …1637-50 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PROCACIOUS * forward, insolent, impudent, saucy, pert, petulant …1660
– SNIPPISH conceited, vain, pert …Bk1903 sl.
– SNIPTIOUS conceited, vain, pert …Bk1903 sl.
– TAUNT pert, saucy; high and mighty …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– THWART cross, contrary, ill-tempered; pert, saucy …1894 Eng. dial.
– TOITISH saucy, pert, or impudent; easily offended; flighty in temper; irritable, ill-tempered, snappish …1846 Eng. dial.
– TWIRTY cross, easily put out; pert …1850 Amer. dial.
– TWORT cross, contrary, ill-tempered; pert, saucy …1894 Eng. dial.
– YAFFIN pert, forward in speech …1857 Sc.
pert – nouns  (includes PERTNESS)
– BARDINESS forwardness, pertness, esp. as shown in conversation …Bk1898 Sc.
– FLINK  a pert or insolent kind of deportment; a conceited, jaunty air; a frolic, a flirtation; a good time, a ‘fling’ …1882 Sc. & Eng. & Amer dial.
​- GANDY † pert, foolish talk; a brag, a boast …1866 Sc.
– GANGE pert, foolish speaking; a gossiping tongue …1866 Sc.
– GASH prattle, pert language …1813 Sc.
– HAWBAW impudence; pert, saucy speaking …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SASS pertness; impudent talk …M19 Amer. colloq.
– PROCACITY forwardness, petulance, sauciness, pertness, impudence …1621
– TASH saucy, pert speech; impudence …1815 Sc.
pert – person
– BANTAM a pert boy or youth …Bk1891 sl.
– BIRSIE a pert, forward child …19C Sc. 
– BRATCHART, BRATCHET a pert, mischievous child; a silly person; a true lover …Bk1911 Sc.
– BUBBLY-JOCK a pert, conceited, pragmatical fellow; a stupid boaster …19C sl.
– CAGMAG a gossip, a newsmonger;  a pert, meddling woman or girl …19C Eng. dial.
– CHIT a pert young girl …1899 Amer. dial.
– GABBIE, GABBY one who is loquacious and rather impudent in conversation; a pert, talkative person; a prater; a chatterbox; a tattler …1841 Sc.
– GAB-NASH a pert or voluble chatterer …1923 Sc.
– GAB-SNASH † a pert or voluble chatterer …1813 Sc.
– GAL a young pleasant, pert woman …1795 Amer. sl.
– GAMINE a female gamin or street urchin; an attractively pert, mischievous, or elfish girl or young woman, usually small and slim, and with short hair …1848
– GANDY † a bragging, boastful person; a pert talker …1790 Sc.
– GIDGET a small girl; a lithe, pert, and attractive young woman …1957 sl. 
– GIMCRACK a pert young woman; a spruce wench …c1698 UK sl.
– GLIBS  a sharper; a pert, sharp person …1787 Sc.
– HUSSY, HUZZY formerly: a woman; a lass; hence, a strong country woman; a woman of low social status; also, a disreputable woman of improper behaviour, or of light or worthless character; a badly-behaved, pert, or mischievous girl …1647
– JACK-A-DANDY an insignificant little fellow; a little pert or conceited fellow …1632
– JACKANAPES 1. a ridiculous upstart; a pert, impertinent, or conceited fellow who assumes ridiculous airs; a coxcomb, a fop …c1555
2. a playful term for a pert, forward child; a mischievous child; a ‘monkey’ …c1555
– JANE-OF-APES † a female ‘jackanapes’; a pert, forward girl …1623 nonce word
– KEG-MEG a gossip, a newsmonger; a pert, meddling woman or girl …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– MALAPERT † a presumptuous, impudent, pert, or saucy person …1622 obs. exc. arch.
– MINIKIN a slight affected girl; a pert fine girl …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– MINK a minx, a pert girl, a hussy …1899 Amer. dial.
– MONKEY a pert, vexatious child …Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– NACKET a pert, forward, smart boy; a trifling little person; an insignificant person; a wicked, mischievous, or impertinent child; a precocious child …1833 Sc.
– NAFF a pert, talkative person …Bk1903 Sc.
– NASH-GAB a pert or gossiping person, an impertinent, ill-natured fellow, a forward, prattling girl …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– NASH-GOB a pert or gossiping person …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– NATTI a cross-tempered, malicious or pert fellow …1908 Sc.
– NEBSIE an impudent or pert person …1825 Sc. 
– POP-SQUIRT a pert, conceited man of small physique; an insignificant, pretentious fellow …1905 Amer. dial.
– PRINCOCK † a pert, forward, saucy boy or youth; a conceited young fellow; a coxcomb …1540 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SACKET a term of abuse; a scamp, a rascal, a pert, impudent person …1853 Sc.
– SASS-BOX a saucy, pert, or impudent woman or child …1871 Amer. dial.
– SASS-BUCKET an impudent person, esp. a child; a saucy or pert woman or child …1965 Amer. dial.
– SASS-POT an impudent person, esp. a child; a saucy or pert woman or child …1965 Amer. dial.
– SASSY-BOX an impudent person, esp. a child; a saucy or pert woman or child …1965 Amer. dial.
– SAUCE-BOX a pert, chattering child; a saucy, impudent fellow …1588 colloq.
– SKIPJACK a pert, shallow-brained fellow; a young, impudent person; a conceited fop or dandy …1554 arch.
– SMATCHET a small, contemptible person; a mischievous, impudent, pert child; used as a term of  contempt or dislike …c1582 Sc.
– SNICKET a pert, saucy, forward girl; a term of reproach for a little girl; a naughty child; a dirty, careless, impudent woman …1867 Eng. dial.
– TITTUP a pert, impudent or forward woman or girl; a hussy, a minx …1762 Eng. dial.
– TITTY-UP a pert, impudent or forward woman or girl; a hussy, a minx …1901 Eng. dial.
– TITTY-UPS a pert, forward girl …B1900 Eng. dial.
– YAFF a chatterbox, a pert creature …1887 Sc.
– YIP a cheeky, pert person; an impudent, forward child or youth; a mischievous lad …1839 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YOUNG SHAVER a young male, a boy; a small, pert boy …1854 colloq.
pert – verbs
– CAMPLE † to scold, bully; to retort, answer pertly; to argue or contend saucily; to wrangle or quarrel; to be sulky or cross …1621 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CANK to be pert or saucy …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– GANDY † to talk in a blustering, boastful, or pert fashion …1808 Sc.
– GANGE to talk in a pert, silly manner; to talk insolently …1880 Sc.
– GANIE † to talk in a blustering, boastful, or pert fashion …1808 Sc.
– GAUNGE † to talk in a pert, silly manner; to talk insolently …1880 Sc.
– KIM-KAM to bicker, to argue, to retort; to use pert language …B1900 Eng. dial.
– NAFF to talk in a pert, senseless way; to argue snappishly, esp. of children and persons of diminutive appearance …Bk1903 Sc.
– NASH to talk in a pert, impudent, or caustic manner …1825 Sc.
– SET UP ONE’S GASH to talk pertly; to give an insolent reply …1810 Sc. 
– YAFF to chatter, to prate, to talk pertly …1808 Sc.
 
PERTAIN – verbs
– BEHOLD † to pertain, relate or belong to; to concern …c1175
– BELIE † to lie near; to pertain or belong to …c1200
– BELIMP † to pertain, to belong to, to befit …c888
– EFFEIR † to pertain to, to fall by right, to be proper or fit …1631 Sc.
– I-BURE † to pertain, behove, be proper …c1000
 
PERTAINING – adjectives
– AFFEIRAND † properly pertaining, appropriate, meet, proportionate …1535 Sc.
– AFFEIRING † properly pertaining, appropriate, meet, proportionate …1535 Sc.
– AFFERANT † falling by right, pertaining, befitting, appropriate, suitable …1480
 
PERTINACIOUS – adjectives
– ENDLESS pertinacious, long-winded, talkative …1822 Sc.
– IMPORTUNATE persistent or pressing in solicitation; pertinacious, persistent, persevering …1477
– IMPORTUNE persistent or pressing in solicitation; pertinacious; irksome through persistency of request …1447
pertinacious – person 
– BAUSON a fat, clumsy, or pertinacious person …1607 arch.
– BAWSON a term of contempt for a fat or pertinacious person …1607 arch.
– HAKE a greedy, grasping discontented person; a miser; a pertinacious asker or beggar; a covetous person …1855
 
PERTINACIOUSLY – adverbs
– IMPORTUNABLY † persistently, pertinaciously; importunately …1502
– IMPORTUNELY † pressingly, persistently, pertinaciously …1502
 
PERTINACITY – nouns
– IMPORTUNACY pertinacity; pressing solicitation …1548
– IMPORTUNITY 1. troublesome pertinacity in solicitation …c1460
2.  pertinacity or constancy of trouble …1663
 
PERTINENT – adjectives
– EFFECTUAL † to the point, pertinent, conclusive …1593
 
PERTINENTLY – adverbs
– EFFECTUALLY † pertinently, to the purpose, explicitly …1583
 
PERTLY – adverbs
– BARDILY pertly …Bk1898 Sc.
 
PERTNESS – nouns
– SAUCE sauciness, impertinence, pertness, brashness …1835 colloq.
 
PERTURB – verbs
– CONTURBATE † to disturb greatly; to perturb; to throw into confusion …1657
– PERTROUBLE † to perturb, to trouble greatly …c1470 chiefly Sc.
 
PERTURBATION – nouns
– PUCKER a state of agitation or perturbation …arch.
 
PERTURBED – adjectives
– AFFESED †* scared, alarmed, perturbed …1614
– BUGGIN’ irritated; perturbed …20C teen & high school sl.
perturbed – nouns 
– PALAVER the state of being upset or perturbed …1899 colloq.
perturbed – verbs 
– CHAW ONE’S TOBACCO MIGHTY FAST to be perturbed or angry …1902 Amer. dial.
– FLURRY ONE’S MILK to be worried, perturbed, annoyed …E19 sl.
– YACK † to be in perturbation …Bk1905 Sc.
 
PERVERSE – adjectives
– ARSE ABOUT FACE contrary to what is usually, expected or logical; confused, muddled perverse …1923 UK sl.
– ARSEWARD contrary to what is usual, expected, or logical; back-to-front, muddled, perverse …c1386
– ARSEWARDS perverse, obstinate; unwilling …1686 Eng. dial.
– ARSEY-VERSEY, ARSIE-VARSIE, ARSEY-VARSEY, ARSY-VARSY, ARSY-VERSY back-to-front, muddled perverse …1628 sl.
– ASS-BACKWARD back-to-front, muddled perverse …1952 sl.
– ASS-BACKWARDS back-to-front, muddled perverse …1935 sl.
– AWKLY † untoward, perverse …1556
– AWKWARD of persons or animals: perverse, obstinate, difficult to manage, bad-tempered …1883 Eng. dial.
– BACK-ENDED perverse; arsy-versy …1904 Amer. dial.
– BACKFOREMOST perverse, wrong-headed …1889
– BACKWARD † perverse, unfavourable …1583
– BLOODY-MINDED uncooperative, stubborn; cantankerous; perverse, contrary…1935
– BOOL-HORNED perverse, headstrong …Bk1911 Sc.
– CAM perverse, obstinate, cross …a1600 Eng. dial.
– CAMMED crooked, perverse …c1746 Eng. dial.
– CAMSHOCH perverse …1606 Sc.
– CAMSTAIRY, CAMSTEERY, CAMSTERRY, KAMSTEERY perverse, unmanageable, riotous; given to quarrelling; excitable …1769 Sc.
– CAMSTRARIE perverse, unmanageable, riotous; given to quarrelling; excitable …1769 Sc.
– CAMSTROUDGEOUS wild, unmanageable; obstinate, perverse …1825 Sc.
– CANTANKEROUS showing an ill-natured disposition; ill-conditioned and quarrelsome, perverse, cross-grained …1772
– CONTRARY characterized by self-willed or refractory opposition; perverse …M18 colloq.
– CONTRARY AS THE DEVIL’S OFF-HORSE perverse, uncooperative, stubborn, obstinate …1940 Amer. dial.
– CRAB perverse; ill-humoured, mean, cross …1961 UK sl.
– CROOKED AS AN IZZARD deformed in person; perverse in disposition …1856 Eng. dial.
– GAMSTERRIE perverse, insubordinate, unmanageable, unruly …1844 Sc.
– GODDAM perverse, annoying …E20 colloq.
– HOOKY-CROOKY not straightforward, perverse, dishonest …1833
– ILL-BELKIFOO perverse, uncompliant, averse to control …1929 Sc.
– ILL-BENYIED perverse, ill-disposed …1929 Sc.
– ILL-BISTED bad-tempered, cross, perverse, wicked …1866 Sc.
– ILL-BISTEN bad-tempered, cross, perverse, wicked …1866 Sc.
– ILL-DONE wrong, ill-behaved, perverse, mischievous, ill-advised …1828 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ILL-GATED badly behaved, having bad habits, perverse …1824 Sc.
– ILL-SPUN wicked, perverse …1958 Sc.
– ILL-VAMD unpleasant, disagreeable in manner or appearance, or in taste or smell; of evil presence or influence, malignant; perverse …1897 Sc.
– ILLWHINNERED perverse, mean-minded, malevolent …1931 Sc.
– KIM-KAM † crooked, awkward, perverse, contrary …1582 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MAGGATIVOUS capricious, crotchety, contrary, perverse …1866 Sc.
– MAGGOTIVE capricious, crotchety, contrary, perverse …1866 Sc.
– MAGGOTTY capricious, crotchety, contrary, perverse …1846 Sc.
– OBLIQUITOUS unable to distinguish between right and wrong; morally or mentally perverse …1864
– REFRACTARIOUS †* obstinate, stubborn, perverse …1624
– SINISTROUS † erroneous, perverse, heretical …1560
– TETRICOUS † sour in countenance; austere, severe, harsh, crabbed, perverse, morose …1727
– THIRTINGILL perverse, wrong-headed …1872 Eng. dial.
– THRAWART perverse, stubborn, ill-tempered, peevish; unwilling, reluctant …1796 Sc.
– THRAWN perverse, obstinate; cross-grained; rebellious; morally wrong …1737 Sc.
– THRAWN-HEADED perverse …1795 Sc.
– THRAWN-MUGGENT † perverse …Bk1905 Sc.
– THRAWN-NATURED perverse …1823 Sc.
– THREFT reluctant, unwilling; perverse …Bk1905 Sc.
– TOP-THRAWN headstrong, perverse, obstinate, wrong-headed …1808 Sc.
– UNBIDDABLE perverse, obstinate, intractable, not to be advised …1825 Sc.
– UNCOSOME awkwardly or perversely disposed …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– VACENTRARY subject to fits; contrary, perverse …1897 Eng. dial.
– VASSENTARY subject to fits; contrary, perverse …1897 Eng. dial.
– WRABBED †* perverse; difficult to manage …1540
– WRAW † peevish, crabbed, perverse …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
perverse – nouns  (includes PERVERSENESS, PERVERSITY)
– CANTANKER † cantankerousness; an ill-natured, quarrelsome, perverse, or cross-grained disposition …1825 nonce word
– GALLOWSNESS mischief, perversity …1859 Eng. dial.
– HAWVISHNESS disagreeable behaviour, perversity …1867 Eng. dial.
– KINK a perverse desire or inclination; a fetishistic or otherwise unconventional sexual preference …1959 Amer. sl.
– OBLIQUITY divergence from moral rectitude, sound thinking, or right practice; moral or mental perversity or aberration; a delinquency, a fault, an error …c1422
– THRAWNNESS perverseness, obstinacy, contrariness …1890 Sc.
– VAMPISHNESS frowardness, perverseness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– VISK a warped or perverse mood or disposition …a1838 Sc.
– WRAWFUL † peevish, crabbed, ill-tempered; perverse, contrarious …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
perverse – person
– BUCKIE, BUCKY a perverse or refractory person; a mischievous or lively boy …1719 Sc.
​- CROOKED STICK a cantankerous, cross-grained, and perverse person; a dishonest person …1846-8
– THRAW-MULE a perverse and obstinate person …Bk1905 N. Ireland
– VISION a perverse child …1973 Sc.
– WAMEREL a restless or wayward person; a wilful, perverse person…Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– WIDDIE a very perverse or obstinate person …1886 Sc.
– WUDDY a very perverse or obstinate person …1886 Sc.
perverse – verbs 
– IMPERVERSE †* to render perverse …1603
 
PERVERSELY – adverbs
– ARSY-VARSY back to front, upside down; perversely …1539 UK
– ARSY-VERSY back to front, upside down; perversely …1539 UK
– AWKLY † perversely, untowardly …c1440
– BACKWARDLY † perversely …a1586
– CAMMED perversely, crookedly …1750 Eng. dial.
– KIM-KAM † crookedly, awry; in a wayward, perverse, or contrary way …1603 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SINISTRALLY † in a sinister manner; perversely; wrongly …1548
– SINISTROUSLY in an erroneous manner; incorrectly, wrongly, perversely; awkwardly …1581
 
PERVERSENESS – nouns
– AWKWARDNESS perverseness, obstinacy, impracticability …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– AWKWARDS perverseness, obstinacy, impracticability …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 
PERVERSION – nouns
– ABUSAGE † abuse, misuse, perversion; defilement …1548
– ABUSION † misuse, misapplication, perversion …c1450
– OBTORTION †* a twisting, distortion, perversion …a1656
perversion – verbs 
– VERT to practice sexual perversion …19C US sl.
 
PERVERSITY – nouns
– ADVERSITY † contrariness of nature; perversity …1489
– AWVISHNESS disagreeable behaviour, perversity …1867 Eng. dial.
– CAMSTEERINESS perversity, obstinacy …1864 Sc.
– CAMSTRARINESS obstinacy, perversity …1835 Sc.
– SINISTERITY † sinister character; perversity; dishonesty …1647
– THROW opposition; a fit of perversity or ill-humour; a quarrel, controversy …1788 Sc.
 
PERVERT – person
– MORPHODITE a sexual pervert; a homosexual male …M20 US sl.
– MORPHYDITE a sexual pervert; a homosexual male …M20 US sl.
– OPTIC NERVE a pervert; a lustful look …Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl.
– PERV, PERVE a sexual pervert …1948 colloq.
– SICKIE, SICKY one who is mentally ill or perverted …1973 Amer. sl. 
– SICKO a disgusting or disturbingly revolting person; a mentally unstable person, with overtones of sexual perversion; a pervert or someone with a warped or perverted sense of humour …1977 sl. 
– SICK PUPPY a perverted person …1984 US sl.
– VERT a sexual pervert …19C
pervert, perverted – verbs 
– BEND to pervert; to corrupt. to commit some form of fraudulent manoeuvre, esp. as in losing a race deliberately, bribing a policeman or a sporting competitor …19C sl.
– BESHREW † to make wicked or evil; to deprave, to pervert, to corrupt …c1325
– BICHARRE † to turn from duty or right; to pervert, to seduce …a1100
– CROOK † to bend or turn out of the straight course, or from the direct meaning or intention; to pervert, to ‘twist’ …a1340
– FASHION † to counterfeit, to pervert …1599
– SUBVERT to undermine the character, loyalty, or faith of; to corrupt, to pervert a person …c1375
– THROW to distort, to pervert …1835 Sc.
 
PERVERTED – adjectives
– IMPERVERTIBLE incapable of being perverted …1850
– SICKO depraved, perverted, insane …1970s sl.
– SKEW † distorted, perverted; macaronic …1607
– WHISKERS pert. to sexually perverted men …20C US criminals’ sl.
perverted – person 
– SICKIE one who is mentally ill or perverted …1973 Amer. sl.
– SICKO one who is mentally ill or perverted …1977 Amer. sl.
– SICKY one who is mentally ill or perverted …1973 Amer. sl.
 
PERVERTING – adjectives
– SENSE-THRAWING perverting or confusing the senses …1895 Sc.
 
PESO – nouns
– ADOBE DOLLAR a Mexican peso …1927 Amer. dial.
 
PESSIMISM – nouns
– CALAMITY HOWL a statement of extreme pessimism …L19 US sl.
 
PESSIMIST, PESSIMISTIC – adjectives
– DOWNBEAT gloomy, subdued, pessimistic …1952 Amer. sl.
pessimist, pessimistic – person
– ‘APPY DAY a miserable, pessimistic type, a grumbler of the worst kind …Bk1950 Royal Navy sl.
– BAD NEWS a pessimist …1960s sl., orig. US
– BIRD OF ILL OMEN a person associated with bad news; a bringer of bad news; one who augurs ill, always predicting the worse possibility …Bk1958 Eng. sl. 
– CALAMITY JANE a nagging woman; a pessimist; a worrier; a prophet of disaster …1918 US sl.
– CROAKER a pessimist …US Civil War usage
– DEAD BATTERY an irritable or gloomy person; a pessimist …World War II Amer. sl.
– GLOOM BUG a depressed person; a chronically gloomy person; a pessimist …1923 US sl.
– GLOOM PAN an irritable or gloomy person; a pessimist …World War II Amer. sl.
– GLOOM PUSS an irritable or gloomy person; a pessimist …World War II Amer. sl.
– GLOOMY GUS a very unhappy, sad, dismal, or gloomy person; a pessimist …1904 US sl.
– GLOOMY PAN an irritable or gloomy person; a pessimist …World War II Amer. sl.
– GLUMP a sulky, sullen, morose person; an irritable or gloomy person; a pessimist …1804 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GLUM PAN an irritable or gloomy person; a pessimist …World War II Amer. sl.
– GLUM-POT an irritable, gloomy, or glum person; a melancholy or ill-tempered person; a pessimist …1917 US sl.
– GLUM PUSS ON A HOLIDAY an irritable or gloomy person; a pessimist …World War II Amer. sl. 
– GROWLER a pessimist …US Civil War usage
– GUMMIDGE a peevish, pessimistic person; the complaints of such a person …1873
– LAZY-ASS SACK OF SHIT a miserable, pessimistic, morale-lowering person …1940s sl., orig. US
– MOANER a complainer or fault-finder; a whinger; a pessimist …1628 colloq.
– MOANING MINNIE a person who is pessimistic and always complaining; a persistent grumbler …1962 colloq.
– NEGAHOLIC a pessimist …1980s US sl.
– NEGATIVE NANCY a female pessimist …2000s US college sl.
– SAD APPLE a gloomy person, frequently irritable, introverted, or pessimistic; usually a person unnoticed socially; a drip …Bk1975 Amer. sl. 
– SAD SACK OF SHIT a miserable, pessimistic, morale-lowering person …1943 sl., orig. US
– SORRY SACK OF SHIT a miserable, pessimistic, morale-lowering person …1940s sl., orig. US
– WET BLANKET a person who dampens and smothers all enthusiasm; a person who prevents fun; a killjoy; a pessimist …1879 Amer. sl.
pessimist, pessimistic – verbs 
– PESSIMIZE to make the worst of; to take the most unfavourable view of; to hold pessimistic views …1862
 
PEST – person
– AIREDALE a fool; a worthless person; a pest …1920s US sl.
– BOT † a person viewed as a parasite or pest …1513
– GEORGIE BEST a pest, esp. a drunken pest …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– HELLCAT a mean, spiteful or malicious person, esp. a woman; a reckless, impertinent, bad-tempered, or vexatious person; a troublemaker; a devil-may-care person; one who pesters or annoys …1899 Amer. dial.
– JEFF (derogatory) an ignorant, unsophisticated, or boring person; a pest …1938 Amer. dial.
– JEFF DAVIS (derogatory) an ignorant, unsophisticated, or boring person; a pest …1946 Amer. dial.
– JEFFER (derogatory) an ignorant, unsophisticated, or boring person; a pest …1969 Amer. dial.
– NERDBOMBER a pest; a nuisance …1990 US sl.
– PAINFUL EXPERIENCE a pest, often a drunken one …Bk2004 Brit. sl.
– WIDDERMINT  one who is a pest, a nuisance …1899 Sc.
– WOOLLY VEST a pest …1998 UK rhyming sl.
 
PESTER – person
– BADGERER a person who badgers or pesters another; a nagger …a1790
– WORRIT a worrying, over-anxious person; a querulous person; one who teases or pesters; a fidget …1848 Eng. dial.
pester – verbs
– APPLICATE to insist; to pester one with unwelcome requests …1929 Amer. dial.
– BAT SOMEONE’S EAR to pester, to nag …1940s US sl.
– BEPESTER to pester greatly, to plague, to vex, to harass …1600
– BONE to chide, to reprove; to pester …1858 Amer. dial.
– CROSSQUOBBLE to pester with questions, to confuse …Bk1920 Eng. dial.
– DING to reiterate tiresomely; to nag, to pester, to worry, to tease …1899 Amer. dial.
– DUN to pester or plague a person with something unpleasant, esp. repeated arguments or unwanted comments; to assail constantly …1659
– EGG to tease, to annoy, to pester, to irritate; to importune, to find fault continually, to nag …1746 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– HAISTER to perplex, to tease, to pester, to vex, to harass a person; to annoy …1818 Sc.
– HAKE to urge; to pester …1855 Eng. dial.
– HASSLE to cause trouble or harm to; to bother, to pester, to harass a person …1959
– HAUL † to worry, to torment, to pester …1678 obs. exc. Amer. dial.
– HESTER to perplex, to tease, to pester, to vex, to harass a person …1818 Sc.
– IMPORTUNE † to burden; to be troublesome or wearisome to; to trouble, to worry, to pester, to annoy …1578
– JAY to harass, to pester someone until a desired result is obtained …1927 Amer. dial.
– MAD-DOG to nag, to pester …1980s NZ sl.
– PENNY-DOG to follow persistently; to fawn on; to pester; to toady, to curry favour …1914 Amer. dial.
– PENNY-FEIST to follow persistently; to fawn on; to pester; to toady, to curry favour …1939 Amer. dial.
– PESTICATE to annoy, to bother, to pester; to nose around …1905 Amer. dial.
– TARRAGAT to interrogate, to question strictly and persistently; to tease, to torment with questions; to pester …1825 Sc.
– TEW to annoy. to vex; to tease, to importune, to pester; to urge, to persuade …1781 Eng. dial.
– WERRICK to tease, pester; to worry …B1900 Eng. dial.
– WHITTLE to fuss; to get uneasy; also, to pester, to tease …1834 Amer. dial.
– WORRIT to worry; to distress; to pester …1818 colloq.
 
PESTERING – adjectives
– IMPORTUNOUS †* burdensome, pestering …1598 
– IN ONE’S FACE annoying or pestering one …1953 US sl., orig. Black
– ON ONE’S FACE annoying or pestering one …1953 US sl., orig. Black
– PESTEROUS troublesome, given to pestering, teasing, mischievous …1806 Amer. dial.
pestering – phrases 
– IF THE MISSUS OF THE HOUSE CAUGHT A MOUSE IN HER BLOUSE WOULD SHE ROUSE? – BY JOVE SHE WOULD a parental reaction to being pestered by children …Bk1998 NZ sl.
 
PESTILENCE – nouns
– MANQUALM † plague, pestilence …a900