An argument, fact, corner case, or other issue raised (often intentionally) that distracts from a larger issue at hand or does not change a primary supposition, outcome, postulate, premise, conclusion, hypothesis, judgment or recommendation;
Other Word Forms of Picayune
Origin of Picayune
Louisiana French picaillon small coin from French from Provençal picaioun from picaio money perhaps from Old Provençal piquar to jingle, clink from Vulgar Latin piccāre to pierce pique
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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