pettifog definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to do something like a pettifogger. See Synonyms at quibble.
    • to accomplish a petty business as a lawyer; additionally, to complete law business in a petty or tricky method.
  • verb:
    • To quibble over trivial matters; nitpick
    • argue over petty things
  • verb-transitive:
    • To advocate like a pettifogger; to argue trickily.
  • others:
    • to try out the pettifogger; do small business as a lawyer.
  • noun:
    • A confusing fog or mist: in allusion to pettifog, v.

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