Nitpick meaning

nĭtpĭk
To be concerned with or find fault with insignificant details.
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To criticize or find fault with (someone or something) in a petty way.
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(informal) To find fault with (someone or something) in a manner that is finicky or petty.
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To correct minutiae or find fault in unimportant details; to kvetch.

Someone will invariably nitpick about any spelling error posted to the forums.

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(archaic) To pick nits - lice eggs - from someone's hair.

Watch the mother gorilla nitpick the baby's fur clean.

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Origin of nitpick

  • From nit +"Ž pick, originally referring to literally removing invisibly-tiny louse eggs by hand.

    From Wiktionary