Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of nits; abounding with nits.
  • Shining; elegant; spruce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of nits.
  • adjective obsolete Shining; elegant; spruce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete, slang Shining; elegant; spruce.
  • adjective of a person having nits in one's hair.

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Examples

  • There's no evidence at this point that the Bush administration is prepared to get into the kind of nitty-gritty give - and-take wheeling-and-dealing negotiating that the North Koreans have repeatedly signaled they would be interested in if they were to put their missile nuclear programs on the table.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2006

  • There's no evidence at this point that the Bush administration is prepared to get into the kind of nitty-gritty give - and-take wheeling-and-dealing negotiating that the North Koreans have repeatedly signaled they would be interested in if they were to put their missile nuclear programs on the table.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2006

  • But they were the kind of nitty-gritty measures that need to take place in our health care system in terms of cost containment.

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  • But, said several sources, as a former AOL lawyer and dealmaker, Clarizio (pictured here) is not regarded by top execs the kind of nitty-gritty sales exec that AOL needs now, as it seeks to revive its fortunes.

    All Things Digital

  • Once you're getting all A's on their report, you can move on to this kind of nitty gritty stuff.

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

  • Once you're getting all A's on their report, you can move on to this kind of nitty gritty stuff.

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

  • He covers all the nitty gritty issues, right down to the nightmare experiences of remodeling an old, old Mexican house (like we did). lol.

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  • Each step is a battle, esp. for new entrants, with few people to understand the nitty-gritties, be receptive, or offer help.

    Tough Luck Finding a Publisher? Try Being One!

  • He covers all the nitty gritty issues, right down to the nightmare experiences of remodeling an old, old Mexican house (like we did). lol.

    MORE ISSUES

  • He covers all the nitty gritty issues, right down to the nightmare experiences of remodeling an old, old Mexican house (like we did). lol.

    MORE ISSUES

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  • "One of his eyes was burnt shut, and his hair was but a nitty wig of ash upon his blackened skull." -Cormac McCarthy, "The Road"

    April 10, 2007

  • vvvvvvvvvvvvvv that.

    February 27, 2011

  • Done. cvccv.

    February 27, 2011

  • ...CVC!!!

    February 28, 2011

  • (adjective) - Abounding with nits, the eggs of a louse or other small insect.

    --Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c. 1850

    January 16, 2018