pingelig

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From Ripuarian Central Franconian and Low Franconian pengelig, pingelig, derived from Peng, Ping (pain), hence originally in the sense of German wehleidig (over-sensitive, whiny). Formally a doublet of German peinlich (embarrassing). Compare also peinlich genau, überpeinlich (punctilious, meticulous).

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pingelig (comparative pingeliger, superlative am pingeligsten)

  1. (formerly regional, now almost general at least in Germany, mildly informal) finical; finicky; fussy; picky; nitpick; fastidious

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