nit-picking

noun
nit-pick·​ing | \ ˈnit-ˌpi-kiŋ How to pronounce nit-picking (audio) \

Definition of nit-picking

: minute and usually unjustified criticism

First Known Use of nit-picking

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nit-picking

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“Nit-picking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nit-picking. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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