picky

[ pik-ee ]
/ ˈpɪk i /

adjective, pick·i·er, pick·i·est.

extremely fussy or finicky, usually over trifles.

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Origin of picky

First recorded in 1865–70; pick1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM picky

pick·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for picky

picky
/ (ˈpɪkɪ) /

adjective pickier or pickiest

informal fussy; finicky; choosy

Derived forms of picky

pickily, adverbpickiness, noun
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