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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

PERNICK, n. “A person who is precise in dress, in religion, or trifles” (Rnf. a.1850 Crawfurd MSS. (N.L.S.) P. 27), a stickler for detail, a fuss-pot (Fif. 1965). Edb. 2003:
Ye hae tae be a real pernick in this job.

[A back-formation from Pernicketie, q.v.]

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