nitpick


nit·pick

verb \ˈnit-ˌpik\

Definition of NITPICK

intransitive verb
:  to engage in nit-picking
transitive verb
:  to criticize by nit-picking
nitpick noun
nit·pick·er noun
nit·picky \-ˌpi-kē\ adjective

Examples of NITPICK

  1. <her husband nitpicks about everything: from how she puts the plates away to how she files the bills>

Origin of NITPICK

back-formation from nit-picking
First Known Use: 1966

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