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Verb: pettifog (pettifogged,pettifogging)  'pe-tee,fóg
  1. Argue over petty things
    "Let's not pettifog over pennies";
    - quibble, niggle, bicker, squabble, brabble

Derived forms: pettifogged, pettifogging, pettifogs

Type of: argue, contend, debate, fence

Encyclopedia: Pettifog