Meaning of PICAYUNE in English

[ ˌpɪkə'ju:n ]

N. Amer.

■ adjective informal petty; worthless.

■ noun

1》 informal an insignificant person or thing.

2》 US dated a small coin of little value, especially a 5-cent piece.


C19: from Fr. picaillon , denoting a Piedmontese copper coin, also used to mean 'cash'.

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