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Definition of the verb higgle

What does higgle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: higgled | higgling | higgles

  1. wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
    • examples: Sam and Sue higgle | Sam wants to higgle with Sue
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of higgle: chaffer / haggle / huckster
    • more generic words: bargain / dicker = negotiate the terms of an exchange
    • more specific terms: bargain down / beat down = persuade the seller to accept a lower price

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Google previewEssays (1904)

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Higgle is a form of huckster and means to bend over merchandise for the purpose of selling it. The word is used by Crabbe and by Sterne, and Burke has " truck and huckster." Both words occur in the colloquial speech of New England.

Google previewDowntown Ladies (2007)

Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica by Gina A. Ulysse

The word higgle means to hawk or peddle provisions. This trading activity is popular throughout the entire Caribbean. Because it is so widespread, it has various names on other islands. In Jamaica, popular and colloquial use of “ higgler” ...

Google previewContested Etymologies in the Dictionary of the Rev. W. W. Skeat (1882)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood

HIGGLE. — "To chaffer, bargain. A weakened form of haggle. Der. higgler." — Skeat. This would be a natural view of the relation between the two words if we looked no farther. But a consideration of the German correlatives shows that the ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1862)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Higler, To Higgle. Higler, one who carries about provisions for sale. — Webster. Hegler, one who buys provisions brought up out of the country in order to sell them again by retail. — B. To higgle (as to huck from huckster), to chaffer, to be nice ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

higgle (hig'l), v. %.; pret. and pp. higgled, ppr. higgling. [Prob. a weakened ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* To HIGGLE. v. n. [of uncertain etymology ...

Google previewThe Royal English dictionary: or, A treasury of the English language (1775)

by Daniel Fenning

To HIGGLE, V. N. [of uncertain etymology, perhaps corrupted from haggle] to beat down the price of a thing in a bargain 5 to be long in agreeing on the price of a commodity ; ta fell provisions from door to door : this, according to Josinsoa, ...

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Scrabble value of H4I1G2G2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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