Simple Definition of petty
: not very important or serious
: relating to things that are not very important or serious
: committing crimes that are not very serious
Full Definition of petty
Examples of petty
a petty argument about grammar
My behavior was petty and stupid. I apologize.
Origin of petty
Middle English pety small, minor, alteration of petit
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of Petty
Sir William 1623–1687 Eng. polit. econ.
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