Higgled
Higgle Hig"gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Higgled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Higgling}.] [Cf. {Haggle}, or {Huckster}.] 1. To hawk or peddle provisions. [1913 Webster]

2. To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle. [1913 Webster]

A person accustomed to higgle about taps. --Jeffry. [1913 Webster]

To truck and higgle for a private good. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • higgled — hig·gle || hɪgl v. wrangle; haggle, argue over a price or condition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Higgle — Hig gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Higgled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Higgling}.] [Cf. {Haggle}, or {Huckster}.] 1. To hawk or peddle provisions. [1913 Webster] 2. To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle. [1913 Webster] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Higgling — Higgle Hig gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Higgled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Higgling}.] [Cf. {Haggle}, or {Huckster}.] 1. To hawk or peddle provisions. [1913 Webster] 2. To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • higgle — intransitive verb (higgled; higgling) Etymology: probably alteration of haggle Date: 1633 haggle • higgler noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • higgle — /hig euhl/, v.i., higgled, higgling. to bargain, esp. in a petty way; haggle. [1625 35; appar. var. of HAGGLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • higgle — /ˈhɪgəl/ (say higuhl) verb (i) (higgled, higgling) to bargain, especially in a petty way; haggle. {apparently variant of haggle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • higgle — [hig′əl] vi. higgled, higgling [prob. weakened form of HAGGLE] HAGGLE higgler n …   English World dictionary

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