from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Finicky.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Finicky, fastidious, overly precise or delicate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Affectedly fine; overnice; unduly particular; fastidious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affecting great nicety or extreme elegance; overnice; unduly particular about trifles; fastidious: same as finikin.
- Synonyms Finical, Spruce, Foppish. Finical applies to an overwrought delicacy of taste in manners, dress, and speech; spruce, to appearance, especially dress, a Spruce person being too conspicuously trim for elegance or dignity; foppish, to absorption in the vanities of dress. All these words are applied especially to men. See coxcomb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exacting especially about details
Probably from fine1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
University slang, probably from fine. (Wiktionary)