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English → English (WordNet) Definition: pettifogging pettifog v : argue over petty things; “Let's not quibble over pennies” [syn: quibble, niggle, bicker, squabble, brabble] [also: pettifogging, pettifogged] pettifogging adj : quibbling over insignificant details; “caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders”-Edmund Burke; “her nagging and carping attack”; “thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking”; “a pettifogging lawyer's mind”; “had no patience with quibbling critics” [syn: caviling, carping, nitpicking, quibbling] pettifogging See pettifog
English → English (gcide) Definition: Pettifogging Pettifog \Pet"ti*fog\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pettifogged; p. pr. & vb. n. Pettifogging.] [Petty + fog to pettifog.] To do a petty business as a lawyer; also, to do law business in a petty or tricky way. “He takes no money, but pettifogs gratis.” --S. Butler. [1913 Webster] Pettifogging \Pet"ti*fog`ging\, a. Paltry; quibbling; mean. [1913 Webster] Pettifogging \Pet"ti*fog`ging\, n. Pettifoggery. [1913 Webster]


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