verb (used without object), haggled, haggling.
to bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner: They spent hours haggling over the price of fish.
to wrangle, dispute, or cavil: The senators haggled interminably over the proposed bill.
verb (used with object), haggled, haggling.
to mangle in cutting; hack.
to settle on by haggling.
Archaic. to harass with wrangling or haggling.
the act of haggling; wrangle or dispute over terms.

1275–1325; Middle English haggen to cut, chop (< Old Norse hǫggva to hew) + -le

haggler, noun
unhaggled, adjective
unhaggling, adjective
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haggle (ˈhæɡəl)
vb (often foll by over)
1.  to bargain or wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc); barter
2.  rare (tr) to hack
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse haggva to hew]

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Word Origin & History

1570s, "to cut unevenly" (implied in haggler), frequentative of haggen "to chop" (see hack (1)). Sense of "argue about price" first recorded c.1600, probably from notion of chopping away.
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Example sentences
But part of that reinvention must be an end to petty haggling over fees.
First, consider the ongoing haggling over the science.
The haggling is now over precisely which areas should be developed.
But the country will sign up so that it is well-positioned for the next round
  of haggling over regulations.
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