- The definition of a haggle is an act of bargaining, or arguing about price.
An example of haggle is a situation where the cost of a pair of shoes were bargained down from $100 to $50.
- Haggle is defined as to bargain on a price, or to hack at something.
- An example of haggle is to get the sales price reduced on a house.
- An example of haggle is to chop down a bush by chopping at its base with a shovel.
- haggler noun
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verb hag·gled, hag·gling, hag·gles verb, intransitive
- To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker: “He preferred to be overcharged than to haggle” (W. Somerset Maugham).
- To argue in an attempt to come to terms.
- To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack.
- Archaic To harass or worry by wrangling.
Origin: Frequentative of dialectal hag, to chop, hack, from Middle English haggen, from Old Norse hggva; see kau- in Indo-European roots.
- hagˈgler noun