Pettifogger

Definition of Pettifogger

Pet´ti`fog`ger
n.1.A lawyer who deals in petty cases; an attorney whose methods are mean and tricky; an inferior lawyer.
A pettifogger was lord chancellor.
- Macaulay.

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Philadelphia lawyer, ambulance chaser, belittler, bunco artist, bunco steerer, captious critic, cardsharp, cardsharper, carper, carpetbagger, caviler, censor, censurer, common scold, con artist, con man, confidence man, crimp, critic, criticizer, equivocator, faultfinder, frondeur, hairsplitter, hedger, horse coper, horse trader, jackleg, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, momus, mortgage shark, mystificator, mystifier, nitpicker, obscurantist, palterer, picayune critic, pitchman, prevaricator, pussyfoot, pussyfooter, quibbler, scold, shark, sharp, sharper, sharpie, shortchanger, shuffler, shyster, slicker, smellfungus, spieler, tergiversator
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