Associations to the word «Petty»
PETTY, adjective. (obsolete except in set phrases) Little, small, secondary in rank or importance.
PETTY, adjective. Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable.
PETTY, adjective. Narrow-minded, small-minded.
PETTY, proper noun. A surname.
PETTY APARTHEID, noun. Any form of racial segregation that applies only to public spaces
PETTY BAG, noun. (obsolete) a former department of the Court of Chancery that dealt with suits involving solicitors and officers of that court
PETTY BOURGEOISIE, noun. (Marxism) A social class of that bourgeoisie that typically works alongside their employees if they have any, exemplified by shopkeepers and professionals.
PETTY BOURGEOISIES, noun. Plural of petty bourgeoisie
PETTY CASH, noun. A small amount of cash kept by a company, used for low-cost immediate expenditure
PETTY CRIME, noun. A minor, less serious crime
PETTY LARCENIES, noun. Plural of petty larceny
PETTY LARCENY, noun. (legal) A misdemeanor larceny; an act of theft wherein the amount stolen is insufficient to constitute grand larceny.
PETTY OFFICER, noun. A non-commissioned officer in the US and UK Navy and the US Coast Guard; roughly equivalent to a sergeant in the army
PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS, noun. (Canada) (Navy) A warrant officer in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command, ranking above petty officer second class and below chief petty officer second class.
PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS, noun. (US) (Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking above petty officer second class and below chief petty officer.
PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS, noun. (Canada) (Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command, ranking above master seaman and below petty officer first class.
PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS, noun. (US) (Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking above petty officer third class and below petty officer first class.
PETTY OFFICER THIRD CLASS, noun. (US) (Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, ranking above seaman and below petty officer second class.
PETTY OFFICERS, noun. Plural of petty officer
PETTY OFFICERS FIRST CLASS, noun. Plural of petty officer first class
PETTY OFFICERS SECOND CLASS, noun. Plural of petty officer second class
PETTY OFFICERS THIRD CLASS, noun. Plural of petty officer third class
PETTY SPURGE, noun. The plant Euphorbia peplus.
PETTY THEFT, noun. A theft of property having a value lower than a certain small amount set forth in a statute, and considered to be a less serious class of crime.
PETTY THEFTS, noun. Plural of petty theft
PETTY, noun. Larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale).
PETTY, adjective. Inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary".
PETTY, adjective. (informal) 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"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction".
PETTY, adjective. Contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness".
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.