from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A petty, quibbling, unscrupulous lawyer.
  • n. One who quibbles over trivia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who quibbles over trivia, and raises petty, annoying objections.
  • n. An unscrupulous or unethical lawyer, especially one of lesser skill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lawyer who deals in petty cases; an attorney whose methods are mean and tricky; an inferior lawyer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inferior attorney or lawyer who is employed in small or mean business.
  • n. The rockling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
  • n. a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods


Probably petty + obsolete fogger, pettifogger.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From petty + fogger. (Wiktionary)



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  • Go fog yourself.

    November 21, 2009

  • I'm quite disappointed that, after all these years, the quality of your fogging hasn't improved.

    November 21, 2009