finick

intransitive verb fin·ick
variants: or less commonly finnick \ˈfinik, -nēk\

Definition of finick

also -ed/-ing/-s
1 :to become excessively or affectedly dainty or refined in speech or manner :put on airs
2 :to dawdle about
  • finicked with her food
  • —Elizabeth Taylor
  • she was not one who had time to finick about snipping at blossoms
  • —Adrian Bell

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Origin and Etymology of finick

back-formation from finicking


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