PETTIFOGGER (petʹI fägʹɘr) n. – 1) a lawyer who handles petty cases, esp. one who uses unethical methods in conducting trumped up cases; 2) a trickster, cheater; 3) a quibbler, caviler. [WW #215]
Breaking down pettifogger we have “petti” derived obviously from “petty”—irrelevant, inconsequential; and “fogger”—some
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