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intransitive verb

nigged; nigged; nigging; nigs


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transitive verb

variants or nidge
nigged or nidged; nigged or nidged; nigging or nidging; nigs or nidges
: to dress (stone) with a sharp-pointed hammer

Word History


Intransitive verb

short for renig

Transitive verb

origin unknown

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“Nig.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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