As nouns the difference between nag and jangle
is that nag
is a small horse; a pony or nag
can be one who while jangle
is a rattling metallic sound.
As verbs the difference between nag and jangle
is that nag
is to repeatedly remind or complain to someone in an annoying way, often about insignificant matters while jangle
is to make a rattling metallic sound.
(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
To make a rattling metallic sound.
To cause something to make a rattling metallic sound.
- Like sweet bells jangled , out of tune, and harsh.
To quarrel in words; to wrangle.
- The sound from the next apartment jangled my nerves.
- Good wits will be jangling ; but, gentles, agree.
- Prussian Trenck jargons and jangles in an unmelodious manner.
A rattling metallic sound.
(obsolete) Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
- the musical jangle of sleigh bells
* somewhat harsher than jingle