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haggle

[hag-uh l] /ˈhæg əl/
verb (used without object), haggled, haggling.
1.
to bargain in a petty, quibbling, and often contentious manner:
They spent hours haggling over the price of fish.
2.
to wrangle, dispute, or cavil:
The senators haggled interminably over the proposed bill.
verb (used with object), haggled, haggling.
3.
to mangle in cutting; hack.
4.
to settle on by haggling.
5.
Archaic. to harass with wrangling or haggling.
noun
6.
the act of haggling; wrangle or dispute over terms.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English haggen to cut, chop (< Old Norse hǫggva to hew) + -le
Related forms
haggler, noun
unhaggled, adjective
unhaggling, adjective
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haggle

/ˈhæɡəl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by over. to bargain or wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc); barter
2.
(transitive) (rare) to hack
Derived Forms
haggler, noun
Word Origin
C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse haggva to hew
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Word Origin and History for un haggled
haggle
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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