persnickety

[ per-snik-i-tee ]
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adjectiveInformal.
  1. overparticular; fussy.

  2. snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob.

  1. requiring painstaking care.

Origin of persnickety

1
1885–90; originally Scots, variant of pernickety

Other words for persnickety

Other words from persnickety

  • per·snick·et·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for persnickety

persnickety

/ (pəˈsnɪkɪtɪ) /


adjective
  1. the US word for pernickety

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