Meaning of pettifog

pet•ti•fog

Pronunciation: (pet'ē-fog", -fôg"), [key]
— -fogged, -fog•ging.
  1. to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.
  2. to carry on a petty, shifty, or unethical law business.
  3. to practice chicanery of any sort.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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