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niggard

noun nig·gard \ ˈni-gərd \

Definition of niggard

: a meanly covetous and stingy person : miser

niggard

adjective

Examples of niggard in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of niggard

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


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niggard

verb

Definition of niggard

intransitive verb
obsolete : to act niggardly
transitive verb
obsolete : to treat in a niggardly manner

First Known Use of niggard

1596


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