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pernickety

pernickety

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

Definition of PERNICKETY

chiefly British

Examples of PERNICKETY

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

Origin of PERNICKETY

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1818

Rhymes with PERNICKETY

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