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picayune - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'picayune' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Picayune [ n.]
- A small coin of the value of six and a quarter cents. See Fippenny bit.

Meaning of 'picayune' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . picayune [ s]
Meaning (1):
- (informal) small and of little importance
Example in sentence:
  • a dispute over niggling details;
  • a fiddling sum of money;
  • a footling gesture;
  • a little (or small) matter;
  • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction;
  • limited to petty enterprises;
  • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war;
  • piffling efforts