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pestnoun [C]

uk   us   /pest/
an ​insect or ​smallanimal that is ​harmful or ​damagescrops: common pests such as ​rats, ​mice, or ​cockroaches informal an ​annoyingperson, ​especially a ​child: Put that back, you little pest!
(Definition of pest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pestnoun [C]

 us   /pest/
an ​insect or ​smallanimal that is ​harmful or ​damagescrops: The aphid is a ​garden pest. infml A pest is also an ​annoyingperson, esp. a ​child: My ​brother is such a pest.
(Definition of pest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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