hairsplitter

noun
hair·​split·​ter | \ ˈher-ˌspli-tər How to pronounce hairsplitter (audio) \

Definition of hairsplitter

: one that makes excessively fine distinctions in reasoning

Other Words from hairsplitter

hairsplitting \ ˈher-​ˌspli-​tiŋ How to pronounce hairsplitter (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hairsplitter. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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