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nitty

[nit-ee] /ˈnɪt i/
adjective, nittier, nittiest.
1.
full of nits.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; nit1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for nit-tier

nitty1

/ˈnɪtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
infested with nits

nitty2

/ˈnɪtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
(informal) foolish; stupid
Word Origin
C20: from nitwit
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Word Origin and History for nit-tier

nitty

adj.

"full of nits," 1560s, from nit + -y (2).

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