Pet"ti*fog (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pettifogged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pettifogging (?).] [Petty + fog to pettifog.]

To do a petty business as a lawyer; also, to do law business in a petty or tricky way.

"He takes no money, but pettifogs gratis."

S. Butler.


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Pet"ti*fog, v. t.

To advocate like a pettifogger; to argue trickily; as, to pettifog a claim.



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