As a noun nag
is a small horse; a pony or nag
can be one who.
As a verb nag
is to repeatedly remind or complain to someone in an annoying way, often about insignificant matters.
As a proper noun harp is
for a player of the harp.
(etyl) nagge'', cognate with Dutch ''negge
A small horse; a pony.
An old useless horse.
(obsolete, derogatory) A paramour.
* 1598 , , III. x. 11:
- Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt – Whom leprosy o'ertake!
* (old useless horse) dobbin, hack, jade, plug
* (old useless horse) bum (racing )
Probably from a (etyl) source; compare Swedish .
To repeatedly remind or complain to someone in an annoying way, often about insignificant matters.
To act inappropriately in the eyes of peers, to backstab, to verbally abuse.
To bother with persistent memories.
Other sorts of persistent annoyance, e.g.:
- The notion that he forgot something nagged him the rest of the day.
- A nagging pain in his left knee
- A nagging north wind
A musical instrument consisting of an upright frame strung with strings that are stroked or plucked with the fingers.
(label) A harmonica.
(label) A grain sieve.
To repeatedly mention a subject.
(label) To play on (a harp or similar instrument)
(label) To play (a tune) on the harp.
(label) To develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.
- — Shakespeare.