As in petty gibbon, this one of the greatest gibbons ever recorded. Better than etty, tretty, AND betty.

Derived from the concerned mother, Betty Adams, in 2001.
Betty is tretty but Ryan is petty.
by Gibbon January 06, 2004
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When someone takes a small subject and blows it out of proportion.

At times, making something otherwise insignificant into something bigger to suit their own agenda.
Daisy: Man, that girl is so petty. She can really make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Informed Annie: Oh Jesus, the AFA is boycotting Ford just because they posted ads in gay magazines. How petty!
by Little Lauren June 08, 2005
Someone that is so insignificant as to be almost unworthy of notice, even despicable. Marked by narrowness of mind, ideas, or views. Deliberately nasty for a foolish or trivial reason.
Florence is so petty she took home all the toilet paper, even the one already on the dispenser, because she was mad that she had no friends, no life, and no clue.
by Regina G. June 20, 2007
The act of doing or saying something that has little meaning/significance.

The state of "being" when one does something simply to annoy someone else
"The people in VanBuren 3 called a noise complaint on us."
"That was very petty of them"
by Malcolm R April 27, 2014
The act of keeping it too real, while others find it offensive. 100% honesty, even if it's “mean.”
Alexxis, why did you say his wrinkles make him look like the grinch that stole Christmas, you're so petty!
by QueenLex November 07, 2015
"Your mad petty for that joke"
by Dfhhssfhh January 25, 2016
Most of humanity and the reason the world is a terrible place to live in now.
John: dang man it seems like can't nothing or noone come together or come up as a society.

Rick: you know why that is right?

John: Why?

Rick: cuz people are petty as hell

John: *facepalm* I hear you
by Ok Jr August 13, 2012
someone who dose things on purpose to get a reaction out of someone
lucy is so petty
by notgnirrak May 11, 2016
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