Meaning of NIGGARD in English

NIGGARD

/nig"euhrd/ , n.

1. an excessively parsimonious, miserly, or stingy person.

adj.

2. niggardly; miserly; stingy.

[ 1325-75; ME nyggard, equiv. to nig niggard ( nygg; akin to OE hneaw stingy) + -ARD ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .