hairsplitter

noun
hair·​split·​ter | \ˈher-ˌspli-tər \

Definition of hairsplitter 

: one that makes excessively fine distinctions in reasoning

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hairsplitting \ˈher-​ˌspli-​tiŋ \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of hairsplitter

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hairsplitter was in 1849

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hairsplitter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hairsplitter

: a person who argues about differences that are too small to be important

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