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nitpick

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verb nit·pick \ˈnit-ˌpik\

Definition of nitpick

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in nit-picking

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to criticize by nit-picking

nitpick noun
nit·pick·er noun
nit·picky play \-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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