Meaning of NIGGARD in English


I. ˈni-gərd noun

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

Date: 14th century

: a meanly covetous and stingy person : miser

• niggard adjective

II. verb

Date: circa 1600

intransitive verb

obsolete : to act niggardly

transitive verb

obsolete : to treat in a niggardly manner

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.