RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

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

Origin of nitpick

First recorded in 1965–70; nit1 + pick1

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Word Origin and History for nitpicking

nitpick

v.

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

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