Meaning of “pettifogging” in the English Dictionary

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"pettifogging" in British English

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pettifoggingadjective

uk /ˈpet.ɪˌfɒɡ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈpet̬.ɪˌfɑː.ɡɪŋ/ old-fashioned disapproving

(Definition of “pettifogging” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)