Monday, August 18, 2008

Word of the Day


Pronunciation: \PET-ee-fog-ur\
Function: noun:
Etymology: Pettifogger is probably from petty + obsolete fogger, "pettifogger."

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

"The nitpickers, the whiners, the pettifoggers are everywhere."

— Bill Kraus, "Without Health Care Reform, Forget It", Capital Times, December 15, 1993

Thanks to Constant Comment for today's WOTD entry

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