Pettifog meaning

Pettifog is to argue over unimportant things.

An example of pettifog is to fight over who is going to be the first person to read the newspaper on a certain morning.

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To quibble over trivial matters; nitpick.

Don't pettifog or we will soon grow weary.

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To do a petty business as a lawyer, or carry out law business in a petty or tricky way.
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