An intricate pastry dish made with persimmons;
also anything made with persimmons that is especially
difficult to get to turn out as it should: the highlight
of the evening
was an exquisite persnickety.

An artisan who makes purses from finely cut leather;
also the shop or studio where such artisans work
or a place in where such purses are manufactured:
village industries included a smithy, a cidery, and a persnickety.

One who makes a living nicking purses,
alternative word for a pickpocket;
also a gathering of pickpockets: after a brief chase
the constable collared the young persnickety