1. informal. overparticular; fussy
2. informal. snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob
3. informal. requiring painstaking care
"That cheerleader is so persnickety about her hair."
"Don't be so persnickety about studying for that exam - you're going to fail anyway."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1889, alteration of pernickety"
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