pettifogulize

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pettifogulize (third-person singular simple present pettifogulizes, present participle pettifogulizing, simple past and past participle pettifogulized)

  1. (nonce word, obsolete, intransitive) To act as a pettifogger; to use contemptible tricks.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.