Dictionary definitions and etymology illustrated from contemporary and classical literature (selected from 'A Book for Today').
Friday, September 25, 2009
Pettifogger: Pettifogger is an extension of petty. A pettifogger argues over petty details with the connotation of nefarious or unscrupulous intent. Often, a pettifogger is a lawyer. Thus, in this case, the language enshrines a cultural bias against lawyers.
Bringing John D Rockefeller's own personal pettifogger with him too.