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Origin of nitpick

First recorded in 1965–70; nit1 + pick1

Words nearby nitpick

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British Dictionary definitions for nit-picking

nit-picking
/ informal /

noun

a concern with insignificant details, esp with the intention of finding fault

adjective

showing such a concern; fussy

Derived forms of nit-picking

nit-picker, noun

Word Origin for nit-picking

C20: from nit 1 + pick 1
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