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Adjective: picayune  ,pi-ku'yoon
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. 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 [informal], footling [informal], lilliputian [informal], little [informal], niggling [informal], piddling [informal], piffling [informal], petty [informal], trivial [informal], niggly [informal], piddly [informal]
Noun: picayune  ,pi-ku'yoon
Usage: N. Amer
  1. [N. Amer, informal] Something of small importance
    - triviality, trivia, trifle, small beer [informal], piddler [informal], small fry [informal]
     
  2. An insignificant person
    - pissant [N. Amer]

Derived forms: picayunes

See also: unimportant

Type of: article, object, physical object

Encyclopedia: Picayune, Mississippi