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Adjective: picayune  ,pi-ku'yoon
Usage: N. Amer
  1. (informal) small and of little importance
    "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction";
    - fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, trivial, piddly
Noun: picayune  ,pi-ku'yoon
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Something of small importance
    - triviality, trivia, trifle, small beer, small fry, piddler
     
  2. An insignificant person
    - pissant [N. Amer]

Derived forms: picayunes

See also: unimportant

Type of: article, object, physical object

Encyclopedia: Picayune, Mississippi