- extremely fussy or finicky, usually over trifles.
Origin of picky
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Examples from the Web for picky
Surveys may portray us as picky, but in reality our foodie culture is thriving as never before.Brits Are Very Fussy Eaters
August 5, 2014
Historically speaking, the first picky eaters were ancient doctors and religious leaders.Diet Like Jesus: What the Bible Says About How to Eat
October 15, 2013
The French are picky; they never pay a fair price, but they have the best food.A Carpet Weaver’s Essential Afghan Memoir: Qais Akbar Omar’s ‘A Fort of Nine Towers’
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June 6, 2013
Levya likes to wear his glasses a particular way and is picky about his clothes and staying clean.Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt Explore Gay Adoption in ‘Any Day Now’
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December 13, 2012
The trick, he says, is to be picky, even when it means saying no to a lot of money.After Sandy, Architecture for Humanity Gets Down to Work
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"My dear Picky, it had to come," said Booverman, with a shrug of his shoulders.
This is the end of all things, Picky, the saddest spot on earth.
Of course, fwoonk and pwink and tweelt and kroosh sounded alike to them, but let's don't be too picky about things.Naudsonce
H. Beam Piper
- informal fussy; finicky; choosy
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Word Origin and History for picky
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