Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: peste 'plague', from Latin pestis

pest

noun
     
Related topics: Animals, Insects, Agriculture
pest [countable]
1HBI a small animal or insect that destroys crops or food supplies [↪ vermin]:
a chemical used in pest control
2 informal an annoying person, especially a child

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