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pernickety

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adjective per·nick·e·ty \pər-ˈni-kə-tē\

Definition of pernickety

chiefly British

  1. :  persnickety



Examples of pernickety in a sentence

  1. <an Oxford don who's definitely a pernickety old chap>



Origin and Etymology of pernickety

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1818


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