[nig-erd] /ˈnɪg ərd/
an excessively parsimonious, miserly, or stingy person.
; miserly; stingy.
a stingy person
“mean person, miser,” late 14c., nygart, of uncertain origin. The suffix suggests French origin (cf. -ard), but the root word is possibly from earlier nig “stingy” (c.1300), perhaps from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse hnøggr “stingy,” from Proto-Germanic *khnauwjaz (cf. Swedish njugg “close, careful,” German genau “precise, exact”), and to Old English hneaw “stingy, niggardly,” which did not survive in Middle English.
[nig-erd-lee] /ˈnɪg ərd li/ adjective 1. reluctant to give or spend; stingy; miserly. 2. meanly or ungenerously small or scanty: a niggardly tip to a waiter. adverb 3. in the manner of a . /ˈnɪɡədlɪ/ adjective 1. stingy or ungenerous 2. meagre: a niggardly salary adverb 3. stingily; grudgingly adj. 1560s, from niggard + -ly […]
[nig-er] /ˈnɪg ər/ Usage alert The term nigger is now probably the most offensive word in English. Its degree of offensiveness has increased markedly in recent years, although it has been used in a derogatory manner since at least the Revolutionary War. The senses labeled Extremely Disparaging and Offensive represent meanings that are deeply insulting […]
noun, Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. 1. (def 1).
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