Meaning of NIGGARD in English

NIGGARD

n.

Pronunciation: ' ni-g ə rd

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hn ø ggr niggardly; akin to Old English hn ē aw niggardly

Date: 14th century

: a meanly covetous and stingy person : MISER

– niggard adjective

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