Definitions for haggleˈhæg əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hag•gleˈhæg əl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to bargain in a petty, quibbling, often contentious manner:

    to haggle for a better price.

  2. to dispute or cavil; wrangle:

    to haggle over the use of a word.

  3. (v.t.)to mangle in cutting; hack.

  4. Archaic. to harass with wrangling or haggling.

  5. (n.)the act of haggling; a wrangle or dispute.

Origin of haggle:

1575–85; appar. freq. of ME haggen to cut, chop (< ON hǫggva to hew ); see -le

Princeton's WordNet

  1. haggle, haggling, wrangle, wrangling(verb)

    an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

  2. haggle, higgle, chaffer, huckster(verb)

    wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)

    "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"


  1. haggle(Verb)

    To argue for a better deal, especially over prices with a seller.

    I haggled for a better price because the original price was too high.

  2. haggle(Verb)

    To hack (cut crudely)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Haggle(verb)

    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

  2. Haggle(verb)

    to be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle

  3. Haggle(noun)

    the act or process of haggling


  1. Haggle

    Haggle is a party game designed by Sid Sackson and intended for a large number of players. It is rather complex and involved compared to many party games and, as a result, is often played only at gatherings of people who are known to enjoy gaming at other times. At the start of the game, each player receives a secret, random, collection of plain, colored cards plus one or more slips, each one explaining one of the many valuation rules. These rules are made up by the game organiser before the game is played, and are not told to the players. Instead, different players will have different sets of knowledge about the rules. The objective is for each player to accumulate the highest scoring collection of cards that they can. The players are given a particular amount of time - anything from twenty minutes to the whole party - to mix with each other. Players may trade cards on any terms they choose. They may also trade information about the rules. Before the end of the game, each player is required to hand in their final card collection in an envelope. The referee, who knows all the rules, then scores each hand and the player with the highest score wins. Typically, the winner will get a small prize of some type.

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to argue about the price of something, or about the terms of an agreement.

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