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See also: Petty
- IPA(key): /ˈpɛti/
- Homophone: Petty
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- Rhymes: -ɛti
- (obsolete except in set phrases) Little, small, secondary in rank or importance.
- Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable.
- a petty fault
- Narrow-minded, small-minded.
- (little, unimportant): See Wikisaurus:insignificant
Little, trifling, or inconsiderable, as a petty fault
petty (plural petties)
- (chiefly in the plural, obsolete) A little schoolboy, either in grade or size.
- (now historical) A class or school for young schoolboys.
- (dialect, euphemistic) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.
- (school for young schoolboys): ABC, petty school
- (class for young schoolboys): petty form
- (outhouse): petty-house, little house; see also Wikisaurus:bathroom