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Niggard


NIGGARD, noun [straight, narrow; to haggle, to be sordidly parsimonious; exhibiting analogies similar to those of wretch, wreck and haggle.] A miser; a person meanly close and covetous; a sordid wretch who saves every cent, or spends grudgingly.

Serve him as a grudging master, As a penurious niggard of his wealth.

Be niggards of advice on no pretense.

NIGGARD, adjective

1. Miserly; meanly covetous; sordidly parsimonious.

2. Sparing; wary.

Most free of question , but to our demands niggard in his reply.

NIGGARD, verb transitive To stint; to supply sparingly. [Little used.]