haggle

verb
hag·​gle | \ ˈha-gəl How to pronounce haggle (audio) \
haggled; haggling\ ˈha-​g(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce haggle (audio) \

Definition of haggle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to cut roughly or clumsily : hack
2 archaic : to annoy or exhaust with wrangling

intransitive verb

: bargain, wrangle haggling over the price

haggle

noun

Definition of haggle (Entry 2 of 2)

: an act of negotiating or arguing over the terms of a purchase, agreement, or contract : an instance of haggling or bargaining a haggle over price

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Other Words from haggle

Verb

haggler \ ˈha-​g(ə-​)lər How to pronounce haggle (audio) \ noun

Examples of haggle in a Sentence

Verb She is good at haggling. had to haggle to get his friend to sell his guitar for 20 bucks
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But rather than haggle with Republicans who wanted to scale back the package, Democrats fast-tracked their own measure through the House and Senate without pausing to court Republican support. Emily Cochrane, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2021 And who wants to haggle with someone over the price or find a place to meet? Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2021 It’s one thing to haggle over business — but another for Amazon to have the power to unilaterally force libraries to stay in the 20th century. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2021 Lawmakers will haggle over how to translate it into a legislative package; the most likely result will be one giant bill to be passed through reconciliation sometime in late summer or early fall. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 31 Mar. 2021 Wisconsin continues to haggle over pandemic regulations and restrictions. Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio, chicagotribune.com, 26 Oct. 2020 Though Britain voted to leave the EU more than four years ago, trade talks have come down to the wire as politicians haggle over key issues like fisheries. Jennifer Ryan, Bloomberg.com, 13 Dec. 2020 Wisconsin continues to haggle over pandemic regulations and restrictions. Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio, chicagotribune.com, 26 Oct. 2020 It’s been deteriorating ever since while developers and lawyers haggle over its future. Jennifer Barger, Travel, 3 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Low pressure Most rental car sales lots offer no-haggle pricing, which makes shopping less stressful. cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 Few dealers have figured out how to make negotiating painless, except for those that do no-haggle pricing. Sharon Carty, Car and Driver, 19 Sep. 2020 On a typical trading desk, bond traders can gather price information, haggle with brokers and clients or check in with analysts and sales representatives with a few shouts or by pressing a button. Emily Flitter, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2020 Convenient sale process: Avis, Enterprise and Hertz offer no-haggle pricing. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2019 However, talks with Camp Nou have laboured as the young star's agent (the infamous Mino Raiola) haggles for the best financial package. SI.com, 5 June 2019 Instead the program negotiates deals and discounts with local dealerships to eliminate the haggle harassment of car-buying. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, 6 May 2019 Newsletter Sign-up Some dealers are also instituting no-haggle policies, where the dealer sets an advertised price and sticks to it, relieving salespeople from having to negotiate to complete a sale. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, 23 Aug. 2018 The vote clears the way for formal negotiations to kick off as Merkel’s conservative bloc and the SPD haggle over policies and control of key ministries. Griff Witte, Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of haggle

Verb

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haggle

Verb and Noun

frequentative of hag to hew

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11 May 2021

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“Haggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haggle. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for haggle

haggle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of haggle

: to talk or argue with someone especially in order to agree on a price

haggle

verb
hag·​gle | \ ˈha-gəl How to pronounce haggle (audio) \
haggled; haggling

Kids Definition of haggle

: to argue especially over a price

Other Words from haggle

haggler \ ˈha-​glər \ noun

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