nag


1nag

noun \ˈnag\

Definition of NAG

:  horse; especially :  one that is old or in poor condition

Origin of NAG

Middle English nagge; akin to Dutch negge small horse
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack

Rhymes with NAG

2nag

verb

: to annoy (someone) by often complaining about his or her behavior, appearance, etc.

: to annoy (someone) with repeated questions, requests, or orders

: to cause (someone) to feel annoyed or worried for a long period of time

naggednag·ging

Full Definition of NAG

intransitive verb
1
:  to find fault incessantly :  complain
2
:  to be a persistent source of annoyance or distraction
transitive verb
1
:  to irritate by constant scolding or urging
2
:  badger, worry
nag·ger noun
nagging adjective
nag·ging·ly \ˈna-giŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of NAG

  1. Mom's always nagging me about my hair.
  2. All you ever do is nag.
  3. My parents are always nagging me to clean my room.
  4. He kept nagging her until she agreed to see the movie.
  5. Quit nagging! I already said I'm not going.

Origin of NAG

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse nagga to moan, complain
First Known Use: circa 1828

3nag

noun

Definition of NAG

:  one who nags habitually

First Known Use of NAG

1925

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