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PETTIFOGGERY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pettifoggery mean? 

PETTIFOGGERY (noun)
  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 


PETTIFOGGERY (noun)


Sense 1pettifoggery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quarrel about petty points

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

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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