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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pettifoggery mean? 

  The noun PETTIFOGGERY has 1 sense:

1. a quarrel about petty points

  Familiarity information: PETTIFOGGERY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1pettifoggery [BACK TO TOP]


A quarrel about petty points

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


bicker; bickering; pettifoggery; spat; squabble; tiff; fuss

Hypernyms ("pettifoggery" is a kind of...):

dustup; quarrel; row; run-in; words; wrangle (an angry dispute)

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