The definition of a pettifogger is a lawyer who handles minor cases using unethical manors, or a cheater.(noun)
An example of a pettifogger is someone who spends a lot of time fighting over unimportant issues in the courtroom.
See pettifogger in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: petty + obs. fogger < ?
See pettifogger in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably petty
Origin: + obsolete fogger, pettifogger.
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