Origin of persnickety
Examples from the Web for persnickety
His keepers fed the beast copious amounts of port, Champagne, and whiskey to pacify the persnickety pachyderm.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Radar acquisition has always been a persnickety thing to test properly on Earth.Curiosity’s Mars Landing Narrated Moment by Moment by Flight Director Keith Comeaux|Keith Comeaux|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the early years, she was regarded as persnickety but a helpful ally who returned calls promptly.The Fall of California Democratic Campaign Treasurer Kinde Durkee|Christine Pelisek|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for persnickety
Word Origin and History for persnickety
1889, alteration of pernickety (q.v.).