[per-nik-i-tee] /pərˈnɪk ɪ ti/
excessively precise and attentive to detail; fussy
(of a task) requiring close attention; exacting
1808 (pernicktie, in Jamieson), “precise, fastidious,” extended form of Scottish pernicky, of uncertain origin, perhaps somehow from particular.
Overfastidious; finical; fussy
[first form 1905+, second 1814+; fr Scots dialect]
[Bulgarian per-nik] /Bulgarian ˈpɛr nɪk/ noun 1. former name of . /Bulgarian ˈpɛrnik/ noun 1. an industrial town in W Bulgaria, on the Struma River. Pop: 84 000 (2005 est) Former name (1949–62) Dimitrovo
[pur-nee-oh] /ˈpɜr niˌoʊ/ noun, Pathology. 1. .
[pair-noh; French per-naw] /pɛərˈnoʊ; French pɛrˈnɔ/ Trademark. 1. a brand of green, aromatic anise- and licorice-flavored liqueur, originally from France. /ˈpɛənəʊ; French pɛrno/ noun 1. trademark an aniseed-flavoured apéritif from France
[pur-ner, -nawr] /ˈpɜr nər, -nɔr/ noun, Law. 1. a person who takes or receives the rents, profits, or other benefit of an estate, lands, etc.