nitpicker

or nit-pick·er

[ nit-pik-er ]
/ ˈnɪtˌpɪk ər /

noun

a person who nitpicks, especially habitually.

Nearby words

  1. nitid,
  2. nitidity,
  3. nitinol,
  4. niton,
  5. nitpick,
  6. nitpicking,
  7. nitr-,
  8. nitra,
  9. nitralloy,
  10. nitramine

Origin of nitpicker

First recorded in 1950–55; nit1 + pick1 + -er1

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Word Origin and History for nitpicker

nitpicker

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper