Definition of Finnicky
1. finicky [adj -NICKIER, -NICKIEST] - See also: finicky
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Literary usage of Finnicky
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"You are too finnicky to kill yourself." (Putnam's Magazine, September, 1870.) Fire, to, a term very generally used for, to throw. ..."
2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1905)
"Their conduct when about to begin anything is best described by the homely term "finnicky." They demand a thousand impossible conditions to be met before ..."
3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"... finnicky (common), from " finni- kin " (" line " with a diminutive termination), idly busy. ..."
4. Private and Official Correspondence of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler: During the by Benjamin Franklin Butler, Jessie Ames Marshall (1917)
"... and annoyances of where rheumatic and finnicky forty men garrison post orders, and have a chance in this beautiful camp to set up my men. ..."
5. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry; Famous Characters by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"Cream, in GW Curtis's Satire, The Potiphar Papers (1856), a high church Episcopalian clergyman, finnicky, effeminate, ultra refined and deeply versed in all ..."