niggard

noun
nig·​gard | \ˈni-gərd \

Definition of niggard 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a meanly covetous and stingy person : miser

niggard

verb
niggarded; niggarding; niggards

Definition of niggard (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

obsolete : to act niggardly

transitive verb

obsolete : to treat in a niggardly manner

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Noun

niggard adjective

Examples of niggard in a Sentence

Noun

such a niggard that he refused to hand out candy at Halloween, saying it would cost too much money

First Known Use of niggard

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1596, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for niggard

Noun

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hnøggr niggardly; akin to Old English hnēaw niggardly

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