Haggle definition

hăgəl
To argue about terms, price, etc.; bargain; wrangle.
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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.

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To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker.
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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.

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To argue in an attempt to come to terms.
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To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack.
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(archaic) To harass or worry by wrangling.
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An instance of bargaining or arguing.
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(intransitive) To argue for a better deal, especially over prices with a seller.

I haggled for a better price because the original price was too high.

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To hack (cut crudely)
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To stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle.
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The act of haggling.
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Origin of haggle

  • Frequentative of dialectal hag to chop, hack from Middle English haggen from Old Norse höggva kau- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • haggle (v.) 1570s, "to cut unevenly" (implied in haggler), frequentative of haggen "to chop" (see hack (v.1)). Sense of "argue about price" first recorded c.1600, probably from notion of chopping away. Related: Haggled; haggling. Source:

    From Wiktionary