Origin of picayune
OTHER WORDS FROM picayunepic·a·yun·ish·ly, adverbpic·a·yun·ish·ness, noun
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How to use picayune in a sentence
He elaborated on the wellsprings of the tradition in an interview with me in 1989 for a Times-Picayune article.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride|Jason Berry|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition to the Star-Ledger, Advance Publications owns, among other things, The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.Inside the Purge at The Newark Star Ledger, The Paper That Makes Chris Christie Squirm|Olivia Nuzzi|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The administration enthusiastically traded winning the future for a picayune present gain.
To see just how picayune the debate got, take a look at the opinions.Don’t Believe the Hype: Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Life Without Parole Is Weak|David R. Dow|June 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then came the unspeakable moment just a few months ago when I came across an obscure item in The Times-Picayune.
"Picayune Butler's coming, coming" has upset my nervous system.A Confederate Girl's Diary|Sarah Margan Dawson
See here, old woman, if youve got some little picayune payment to make, make it and clear out.Three Little Women|Gabrielle E. Jackson
They smile a grim smile in their grizzled beards at the fuss which has been made over this "picayune war," as they call it.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
Now this Lane proposition is a little bit of a thing; it's picayune; I should live right along if I didn't get it.The Rise of Roscoe Paine|Joseph C. Lincoln
I should not be surprised to see him supersede Picayune Butler.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest