Origin of nitpick

First recorded in 1965–70; nit1 + pick1
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Related Words for nitpick

cavil, carp, quibble

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Word Origin and History for nitpick
v.

"seek petty faults," also nit-pick, 1962, back-formation from earlier nitpicker. Related: Nitpicking; nitpicky.

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