hag|gle


hag|gle
hag|gle «HAG uhl», verb, -gled, -gling, noun.
–v.i.
to dispute, especially about a price or the terms of a bargain; stickle: »

He went marketing…to haggle with tradesmen over fish…tapioca and so on (Rudyard Kipling). The Big Four Foreign Ministers wasted fifteen sessions haggling over an Austrian state treaty (Newsweek).

SYNONYM(S): bargain, higgle.
–v.t.
1. to mangle in cutting; hack.
2. to harass with wrangling or haggling.
–n.
the act of haggling; wrangle or dispute about terms.
[apparently frequentative of hag chop, hack]
hag´gler, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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