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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
  • (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "a dispute over nig

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Petty'


  • Petty: Petty may refer to: Bruce Petty (born 1929), Australian political satirist and cartoonist Bryce Petty (born 1991), American football player Dini Petty
  • Lead petty officer: A leading petty officer or LPO is a title given to the senior petty officer in the pay grades of E4-E6 in the United States Navy and Coast Guard. A LPO
  • Chief petty officer: A chief petty officer is a senior non-commissioned officer in many navies and coast guards. "Chief petty officer" refers to two ranks in the Royal
  • Petty officer: petty officer is superior in rank to leading rate and subordinate to chief petty officer, in the case of the British armed forces. The modern petty
  • Petty Enterprises: founded by Lee Petty with his two sons Richard Petty and Maurice Petty. The team was later owned by Richard Petty, his son Kyle Petty and Boston Ventures
  • Norman Petty: Norman Petty (May 25, 1927 – August 15, 1984) was an American musician and record producer who is mostly known for his association with Buddy Holly and
  • Tom Petty: Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best known
  • Petty officer, second class: Canadian Forces, see petty officer 2nd class. Good conduct variation, Petty Officer Second Class insignia & U.S. Coast Guard Petty officer, second class
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: American rock band. For their debut album, see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (album). Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is an American rock band from
  • Master chief petty officer: Petty Officer cap & collar device U.S. Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Insignia Good conduct rating badge U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty

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'Petty' example sentence in quotations


* Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice. - Henry David Thoreau

* To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. - William Shakespeare

* We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop


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Petty Sample Sentences in News


  • No. 6 Baylor beats Oklahoma State 49-28
    WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty broke into the open with the end zone in front of him. Read more on this news related to 'Petty'
  • No. 7 Baylor drops OK State, stays in 3-way tie for Big 12 crown
    WACO, Texas -- Bryce Petty threw touchdowns on Baylor's first two drives that took less than a minute combined, putting the No. 7 Bears ahead to stay in a 49-28 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night. Read more on this news related to 'Petty'
  • Baylor jumps out early to roll over Okla. St.
    Bryce Petty threw touchdowns on Baylor's first two drives that took less than a minute combined, putting the Bears (No. 7 CFP, No. 6 AP) ahead to stay in a 49-28 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night. Read more on this news related to 'Petty'

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