What does Niggle mean?

Definitions for Niggleˈnɪg əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Niggle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fuss, niggle, fret(verb)

    worry unnecessarily or excessively

    "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

  2. quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble(verb)

    argue over petty things

    "Let's not quibble over pennies"


  1. niggle(Noun)

    A minor complaint or problem.

  2. niggle(Noun)

    Small, cramped handwriting.

  3. niggle(Verb)

    To trifle with; to deceive; to mock.

  4. niggle(Verb)

    To dwell too much on minor points.

  5. niggle(Verb)

    To fidget, fiddle, be restless.

  6. Origin: First attested in 1599. Origin uncertain, but likely from nigla and/or nugla. Possibly cognate to niggard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Niggle(verb)

    to trifle with; to deceive; to mock

  2. Niggle(verb)

    to trifle or play

  3. Niggle(verb)

    to act or walk mincingly

  4. Niggle(verb)

    to fret and snarl about trifles

  5. Origin: [Dim. of Prov. E. nig to clip money; cf. also Prov. E. nig a small piece.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Niggle

    nig′l, v.i. to trifle, busy one's self with petty matters: to cramp.—v.t. to fill with excessive detail: to befool.—n. small cramped handwriting.—ns. Nigg′ler, one who trifles; Nigg′ling, fussiness, finicking work.—adj. mean: fussy. [Freq. of nig, which may be a variant of nick.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Niggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Niggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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