What does the word picayune mean?

Usage examples for picayune

  1. " Children and fools" could not tell the truth any faster or farther than did our newspapers- Picayune, Delta, True Delta, Crescent, L'Abeille, and L'Estafette du Sud. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  2. Here, continued he, fumbling in his pocket- here's a picayune. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  3. Editorials of New Orleans Times- Picayune, N. Y. Times and N. Y. Tribune. – Memorandum to the Government of the United States on the Recognition of the Ukrainian People's Republic by Julian Batchinsky