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April 5th- Pettifogger

pettifogger \PET-ee-fog-ur\, noun

Definition:
1. A petty, unscrupulous lawyer; a shyster.
2. A person who quibbles over trivia.

Example:
Laura was getting tired of her boyfriend always being a pettifogger. Who cares how many times the word "lost" is actually said during the show?

Origin:
Pettifogger is probably from petty + obsolete fogger, "pettifogger."

Tags: noun, p, unknown etymology, wordsmith: im_a_zoomer_kid
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