Petty is defined as something relatively worthless or unimportant.(adjective)
An example of petty is cash kept on hand for very small purchases.
The definition of petty is someone who gets caught up in small details.(adjective)
An example of petty is a person who gets very angry when someone accidentally steps on their foot.
Petty means a lower-ranking member of the military.(adjective)
An example of petty is a private to a lieutenant.
See petty in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pety < OFr petit < *pit-, little < baby talk
See petty in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective pet·ti·er, pet·ti·est
Origin: Middle English peti
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , variant of petit; see petit.
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