nitpicker

or nit-pick·er

[nit-pik-er]
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Origin of nitpicker

First recorded in 1950–55; nit1 + pick1 + -er1
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Word Origin and History for nitpicker
n.

"pedantic critic," 1951; see nit (n.) + pick (v.).

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