picayune: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pik"ē-yn', pik"u-), [key]
— adj. Informal.
  1. of little value or account; small; trifling: a picayune amount.
  2. petty, carping, or prejudiced: I didn't want to seem picayune by criticizing.
  1. (formerly, in Louisiana, Florida, etc.) a coin equal to half a Spanish real.
  2. any small coin, as a five-cent piece.
  3. an insignificant person or thing.


Pronunciation: (pik"u-yn', pik"ē-), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in SE Mississippi. 10,361.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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