Word Moment: Picayune

pic·a·yune

adj.

1. Of little value or importance; paltry. See Synonyms at trivial.
2. Petty; mean.n.

1. A Spanish-American half-real piece formerly used in parts of the southern United States.
2. A five-cent piece.

3. Something of very little value; a trifle: not worth a picayune.

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