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per⋅snick⋅et⋅y (per-snik-i-tee)
--adjective
1. Showing particular attention to the details.
2. Related to being picky or fussy--over-particular.
3. Commonly perceived as snobbish or pretentious.
3. Fastidious.
"Don't be so persnickety, who cares which way the toilet roll hangs."
by Michael DeFant December 11, 2008

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picky
Don't be so persnikety about what I put on your plate.
by Reuel Titus October 12, 2003

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Previously an adjective that now is a verb. It is the new way to describe making out or hooking up, even canoodling without being too obvious about it. It never goes farther than second base. Usually persnickety happens on a one time basis or with someone you aren't that interested in. It also means to canoodle, or to spoon and kiss etc.
Alanna and David just persnicketied behind the bleachers at the football game.

Damn it! I really want to persnickety with him, but I don't want to make the first move.
by onefourthlady October 02, 2009

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A word that should be googled to find the definition as per direction from Dane Cook. It means picky or very fussy about small details or being a snob.
"I'm trying to be cool and this guy gets all persnickety at me suddenly, yah thats a word, google that shit, I'm off snarky, now we're on persnickety"-Dane Cook
by Yznal November 27, 2007

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When one does not know what to do with oneself; to be out of sorts; arsey
Don't fuck with me, I'm persnickety!
by Tanyasemple January 03, 2009

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When a person is a douchebag or just gets on other peoples nerves
or a person who just doesnt fit in applies to this word.
A nice way to say a mean thing! :)
Persnickety person: Hey guys we should all go color our teachers face!
Average person: dang person ur so persnickety

-the persnickety people usually dont know they've been insulted ever!!! :P

by wefdsafvn February 19, 2009

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Persnickety is used to describe a particular attitude, one that is usually only applicable to prude aromantic people. People that have absolutely no other means of relief than being extremely obsessed with having things exactly the way that is stereotypically mandated. These are the perfect group thinkers of this world and will stop at nothing to ensure that perfect harmony is achieved by ensuring that everything is done according to their particular groups tenets. Persnickety people will never risk being ostracized by even thinking about going against their group's ideology.
Persnickety people ensure the world will always stay the same.
by Arivor July 02, 2017

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