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picayune

  

      adj     (also)   
  picayunish     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal  
1    of small value or importance  
2    mean; petty  
      n  
3    the half real, an old Spanish-American coin  
4      (U.S.)   any coin of little value, esp. a five-cent piece  
     (C19: from French picaillon coin from Piedmont, from Provençal picaioun, of unknown origin)  
   picayunishly             adv  
  picayunishness      n  
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