Origin of Haggle
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:
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
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