A lawyer of inferior status who conducts unimportant cases, especially one who is unscrupulous or resorts to trickery.
- Examples of word Pettifogger in a sentence
“No lawyer but a pettifogger would admit to arguing for bad science that violates the public trust.”
- Did you Know?
Although the origins of the word “pettifogger” are unclear, it is assumed that the word came from the surname of a German family of financiers known as “Fugger.”
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