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niggard

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noun nig·gard \ˈni-gərd\

Definition of niggard

  1. :  a meanly covetous and stingy person :  miser

niggard adjective


Examples of niggard

  1. <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


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niggard

verb nig·gard

Definition of niggard

obsolete

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act niggardly

  3. transitive verb
  4. obsolete :  to treat in a niggardly manner



Circa 1600

First Known Use of niggard

circa 1600


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