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Definition of "picky" []

  • Informal Excessively meticulous; fussy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "picky" in a sentence
  • "The part that's the most picky is the roasting and peeling of the chiles and the walnuts, but it's worth the trouble!"
  • "E, on the other hand, as the previous anecdote hints, is not such a great eater we don’t use the word picky only because we don’t believe in it."
  • "I could be called picky, but when I spend a lot of money on an appliance, I expect it to work for a long time ... like maybe a week or two before the ice maker goes kablooey, or the washer stops going through the spin cycle, or a cup put in the wrong place on the upper dishwasher rack makes the upper washer arm work under noisy protest."