Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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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).

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

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