Meaning of NIGGARD in English

NIGGARD

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hnøggr ~ly; akin to Old English hnēaw ~ly Date: 14th century a meanly covetous and stingy person ; miser , ~ adjective II. verb Date: circa 1600 intransitive verb to act ~ly, transitive verb to treat in a ~ly manner

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