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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of pettifog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Paltry; quibbling; mean.
  • n. Pettifoggery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Practising pettifoggery: characteristic of or becoming to a pettifogger; petty; mean; paltry.


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