adjective Also pic·a·yun·ish. Informal.
Words nearby picayune
Origin of picayune
OTHER WORDS FROM picayunepic·a·yun·ish·ly, adverbpic·a·yun·ish·ness, noun
Definition for picayune (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for picayune
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
But his evaluation admitted that portions at the restaurant were “picayune, and desserts are something of a question mark.”
"Picayune Butler's coming, coming" has upset my nervous system.A Confederate Girl's Diary|Sarah Margan Dawson
A week afterward Richling saw him at the Picayune Tier, superintending the unloading of a small schooner-load of bananas.Dr. Sevier|George W. Cable
They wudn't let me leave ther boat, ner pay me a picayune, so I just skipped out.The Devil's Own|Randall Parrish
Now the Des Moines is a picayune stream, unduly dignified by the appellation of "river."The Road|Jack London
She wrote much for the Picayune and wrote herself into love as well as fame.