What does haggle mean?

Definitions for haggleˈhæg əl

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

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

  4. Origin: [Freq. of Scot. hag, E. hack. See Hack to cut.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Haggle

    hag′l, v.t. to cut unskilfully: to mangle.—v.i. to be slow and hard in making a bargain: to stick at trifles, to cavil.—n. Hagg′ler. [A variant of hackle, itself a freq. of hack, to cut.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Green:

    It opens up the thinking in everyone's mind around the world that they can haggle for a better deal and get the US to give up on longstanding positions, that is not going to instill confidence.

  2. Riek Machar:

    President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar would rather haggle over personal power and wealth than agree on solutions, over the past 19 months, the government has abdicated its responsibilities, failed to protect its citizens, and squandered its legitimacy.

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