Definition Of pettifogs
quibble about petty points.
Example Of pettifogs
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
They have obfuscated, delayed, lied, backtracked, pettifogged , and cancelled all sorts of commitments under the informal and formal rubrics of the Oslo process.
without lifetime careers to preserve, congressmen would be free to debate rather than pettifog