pernickety

adjective
per·nick·e·ty | \ pər-ˈni-kə-tē \

Definition of pernickety 

chiefly British

Examples of pernickety in a Sentence

an Oxford don who's definitely a pernickety old chap

First Known Use of pernickety

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pernickety

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The first known use of pernickety was circa 1808

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