Word of the Day: vex

vex transitive verb \ˈveks\ : to annoy or worry (someone)

vexed also vext vex·ing

Full Definition of VEX

1a: to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to <the restaurant is vexed by slow service>

b: to bring physical distress to <a headache vexed him all morning>

c: to irritate or annoy by petty provocations : harass<vexed by the children>

d: puzzle, baffle<a problem to vex the keenest wit>

2: to shake or toss about

Origin of VEX

Middle English, from Anglo-French vexer, from Latin vexare to agitate, harry; probably akin to Latin vehere to convey — more at way

First Known Use: 15th century

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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