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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A disputant who quibbles; A person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods.

Usage examples (33)
  • He is akin to the street boy in his habits, and to the pettifogger by fate.
  • Hobson suddenly rose from a penniless pettifogger to a position of affluence.
  • The tetrarch sank to rise a pettifogger, a spendthrift, ruined by his own follies.
  • Giving new meaning to the terms “Philadelphia Lawyer”, “pettifogger”, “law monger”. for more
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