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picky

[pik-ee] /ˈpɪk i/
adjective, pickier, pickiest.
1.
extremely fussy or finicky, usually over trifles.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; pick1 + -y1
Related forms
pickiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pickiness

picky

/ˈpɪkɪ/
adjective pickier, pickiest
1.
(informal) fussy; finicky; choosy
Derived Forms
pickily, adverb
pickiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for pickiness

picky

adj.

1867, from pick (v.) + -y (2). Related: Pickiness. The earliest recorded uses are in reference to eating.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pickiness

picky

adjective

Very niggling; chicken-shit, persnickety: For growing a beard. A lot of little picky things like that (1917+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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