Examples of niggard
<such a niggard that he refused to hand out candy at Halloween, saying it would cost too much money>
Origin of niggard
Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hnøggr niggardly; akin to Old English hnēaw niggardly
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of niggard
: to act niggardly
obsolete : to treat in a niggardly manner
First Known Use of niggard
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