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 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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