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nitty

[ nit-ee ]
/ ˈnɪt i /
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adjective, nit·ti·er, nit·ti·est.
full of nits.
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Origin of nitty

First recorded in 1560–70; nit1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for nitty (1 of 2)

nitty1
/ (ˈnɪtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest
infested with nits

British Dictionary definitions for nitty (2 of 2)

nitty2
/ (ˈnɪtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest
informal foolish; stupid

Word Origin for nitty

C20: from nitwit
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