Nitty



[nit-ee] /ˈnɪt i/

adjective, nittier, nittiest.
1.
full of .
/ˈnɪtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
infested with nits
/ˈnɪtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
(informal) foolish; stupid
adj.

“full of nits,” 1560s, from nit + -y (2).

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