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Haggle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAG'GLE, v.t. To cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough by cutting; to mangle; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood.
Suffolk first died, and York all haggled o'er,
Comes to him where in gore he lay insteep'd.
HAG'GLE, v.i. To be difficult in bargaining; to hesitate and cavil. [See Higgle.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) [syn: haggle, haggling, wrangle, wrangling] v
1: wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars" [syn: haggle, higgle, chaffer, huckster]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (haggled; haggling) Etymology: frequentative of hag to hew Date: 1599 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> haggler noun II. noun Date: 1858 an act or instance of haggling

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.intr. (often foll. by about, over) dispute or bargain persistently. --n. a dispute or wrangle. Derivatives: haggler n. Etymology: earlier sense 'hack' f. ON höggva HEW

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Haggle Hag"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Haggled; p. pr. & vb. n. Haggling.] [Freq. of Scot. hag, E. hack. See Hack to cut.] To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood. Suffolk first died, and York, all haggled o'er, Comes to him, where in gore he lay insteeped. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Haggle Hag"gle, v. i. To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle. Royalty and science never haggled about the value of blood. --Walpole.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Haggle Hag"gle, n. The act or process of haggling. --Carlyle.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(haggles, haggling, haggled) If you haggle, you argue about something before reaching an agreement, especially about the cost of something that you are buying. Ella taught her how to haggle with used furniture dealers... Meanwhile, as the politicians haggle, the violence worsens... Of course he'll still haggle over the price. V-RECIP: V with n, pl-n V, V (non-recip) haggling After months of haggling, they recovered only three-quarters of what they had lent.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. n. Higgle, chaffer, be tedious in a bargain. II. v. a. 1. Cut (clumsily), hew, chop, hack, hackle. 2. Worry, tease, harass, badger, annoy, fret, bait.

Moby Thesaurus

bargain, bargaining, barter, beat down, bicker, bid, bid for, cavil, chaffer, chaffering, cheapen, collective bargaining, coming to terms, deal, dicker, dickering, dispute, drive a bargain, hack, hackle, haggling, higgle, higgling, horse-trade, huckster, jew down, negotiate, negotiation, outbid, package bargaining, palter, pattern bargaining, quibble, slash, squabble, stickle, trade, underbid, wrangle



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