Definitions for nagnæg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nagnæg(v.; n.)nagged, nag•ging

  1. (v.t.)to annoy by persistent faultfinding, complaints, or demands.

  2. to be a constant source of unease or irritation to:

    Her doubts nagged her.

  3. (v.i.)to find fault or complain, esp. in an irritating and persistent manner.

  4. to cause pain, distress, etc.

  5. (n.)a person who nags.

  6. an act or instance of nagging.

Origin of nag:

1815–25; perh. < ON nagga to rub, grumble, quarrel; cf. earlier knaggie given to nagging

nag′ger(n.)

nagnæg(n.)

  1. an old or worthless horse.

  2. any horse.

Origin of nag:

1350–1400; late ME nagge; obscurely akin to D neg(ge) small horse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold(noun)

    someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

  2. hack, jade, nag, plug(verb)

    an old or over-worked horse

  3. nag, peck, hen-peck(verb)

    bother persistently with trivial complaints

    "She nags her husband all day long"

  4. nag(verb)

    worry persistently

    "nagging concerns and doubts"

  5. nag(verb)

    remind or urge constantly

    "she nagged to take a vacation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nag(verb)æg

    to repeatedly remind sb to do sth

    I don't mean to nag, but we have to finish this.; He's always nagging me about money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nag(noun)

    a small horse; a pony; hence, any horse

  2. Nag(noun)

    a paramour; -- in contempt

  3. Nag

    to tease in a petty way; to scold habitually; to annoy; to fret pertinaciously

Anagrams of nag

  1. Gan


Translations for nag

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

nag(verb)

(often with at ) to complain or criticize continually

She nags (at) her husband about their lack of money.

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