Word of the Day

April 25, 2014

Picayune is an adjective describing something of little value or account, small, trifling, petty, carping, or prejudiced.
Or it can be a noun meaning a coin equal to half a Spanish real, or any small coin in terms of value, or an insignificant person or thing.

The king’s chief counselor ignored the message from the queen to the king dismissing it as a picayune domestic matter not worth the parchment it was written on.