nitty

[nit-ee]

Origin of nitty

First recorded in 1560–70; nit1 + -y1
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nitty

1
adjective -tier or -tiest
  1. infested with nits

nitty

2
adjective -tier or -tiest
  1. informal foolish; stupid

Word Origin for nitty

C20: from nitwit
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Word Origin and History for nitty
adj.

"full of nits," 1560s, from nit + -y (2).

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