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.
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.]