Niggard

Definition of Niggard

Nig´gard   Pronunciation: nĭg´gẽrd
n.1.A person meanly stingy and covetous; one who spends grudgingly; a stingy, parsimonious fellow; a miser.
A penurious niggard of his wealth.
- Milton.
Be niggards of advice on no pretense.
- Pope.
a.1.Like a niggard; meanly covetous or parsimonious; niggardly; miserly; stingy.
v. t. & i.1.To act the niggard toward; to be niggardly.

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