Petty



[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/

adjective, pettier, pettiest.
1.
of little or no importance or consequence:
petty grievances.
2.
of lesser or secondary importance, merit, etc.; minor:
petty considerations.
3.
having or showing narrow ideas, interests, etc.:
petty minds.
4.
mean or ungenerous in small or trifling things:
a petty person.
5.
showing or caused by meanness of spirit:
a petty revenge.
6.
of secondary rank, especially in relation to others of the same class or kind:
petty states; a petty tyrant.
[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/
noun
1.
Richard, born 1937, U.S. racing-car driver.
2.
William, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, .
/ˈpɛtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
trivial; trifling; inessential: petty details
2.
of a narrow-minded, mean, or small-natured disposition or character: petty spite
3.
minor or subordinate in rank: petty officialdom
4.
(law) of lesser importance
adj.

late 14c., “small,” from phonemic spelling of Old French petit “small” (see petit). In English, not originally disparaging (cf. petty cash, 1834; petty officer, 1570s). Meaning “of small importance” is recorded from 1520s; that of “small-minded” is from 1580s. Related: Pettily; pettiness. An old name for “Northern Lights” was petty dancers.

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