un nagging

nagging

[nag-ing]
adjective
1.
continually faultfinding, complaining, or petulant: a nagging parent.
2.
persistently recurring; unrelenting: a nagging backache.

Origin:
1830–40; nag1 + -ing2

naggingness, noun
unnagging, adjective
unnaggingly, adverb
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Word Origin & History

nag
"annoy by scolding," 1828, originally a dialectal word, probably ultimately from a Scand. source (cf. O.N. gnaga "to complain," lit. "to bite, gnaw," dial. Swed. and Norw. nagga "to gnaw") related to O.E. gnagan "to gnaw" (see gnaw).

nag
"old horse," c.1400, nagge "small riding horse," of unknown origin, perhaps related to Du. negge, neg (but these are more recent than the Eng. word). Term of abuse is a transferred sense, first recorded 1598.
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