Pronunciation: (pet'ē),[key] —adj.,-ti•er, -ti•est. 1. of little or no importance or consequence: petty grievances. 2. of lesser or secondary importance, merit, etc.; minor: petty considerations. 3. having or showing narrow ideas, interests, etc.: petty minds. 4. mean or ungenerous in small or trifling things: a petty person. 5. showing or caused by meanness of spirit: a petty revenge. 6. of secondary rank, esp. in relation to others of the same class or kind: petty states; a petty tyrant.
Pronunciation: (pet'ē),[key] —n. 1. Richard, born 1937, U.S. racing-car driver.
2. William, 2nd Earl of Shelburne,1st Marquis of Lansdowne. See Lansdowne, 1st Marquis of.