- petticoat insulator,
- petticoat narcissus,
- petting zoo,
Origin of pettifogging
verb (used without object), pet·ti·fogged, pet·ti·fog·ging.
Origin of pettifog
Examples from the Web for pettifogging
A pair of pettifogging lawyers had been kicking up a legal dust, and one of them, Bordens lawyer, was still at it.Justin Wingate, Ranchman|John H. Whitson
None of your pettifogging tribe for me: I shall step to the front, and stay there.For Faith and Freedom|Walter Besant
Certainly, a mere machine to hold a pen, and bully in pettifogging suits, cannot be this.
Next in repute to the physicians stand the pettifogging lawyers, who are, according to the philosophers, a set of asses.
I have work for you––not to serve any one with a writ; assign; bring an action, or any of your rascally, pettifogging tricks!The Strollers|Frederic S. Isham
verb -fogs, -fogging or -fogged
1570s as a verbal noun; c.1600 as a past participle adjective; see pettifogger. A verb pettifog is rare and attested only from 1640s.