Definition Of pettifog
quibble about petty points.
Example Of pettifog
Pettifoggery has come to mean legal chicanery, and last week a Senate subcommittee consultant used the word to describe a weakness of U.S. negotiators in dealing with Communist powers.
He probably thought the auditors were pettifogging about practices ‘everyone does’ and that different auditors wouldn't be so picky.
he will rather pettifog and turn common barrator than be out of employment
Seeing through Julia's pettifoggery , the judge overruled her frivolous objection.
The theological pettifoggery of their literalistic religion has to be read to be believed.