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Meaning of PICAYUNE

Pronunciation:  `pikee'yoon

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

PICAYUNE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, Mickey Mouse, niggling, petty, piddling, piffling, trivial, unimportant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pic`a*yune"\, n. [From the language of the Caribs.]
A small coin of the value of six and a quarter cents. See
{Fippenny bit}. [Local, U.S.]

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