[ pik-ee ]
/ ˈpɪk i /
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adjective, pick·i·er, pick·i·est.
extremely fussy or finicky, usually over trifles.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pickypick·i·ness, noun
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How to use picky in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for picky
/ (ˈpɪkɪ) /
adjective pickier or pickiest
informal fussy; finicky; choosy
Derived forms of pickypickily, adverbpickiness, noun
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