Nit-tier

nitty

[nit-ee]
adjective, nittier, nittiest.
full of nits.

Origin:
1560–70; nit1 + -y1

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nitty1 (ˈnɪtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
infested with nits

nitty2 (ˈnɪtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
informal foolish; stupid
 
[C20: from nitwit]

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