Nag vs Nad - What's the difference?

nag | nad |


As nouns the difference between nag and nad

is that nag is a small horse; a pony or nag can be one who while nad is grace, an arbitrary act of goodness from a higher authority.

As a verb nag

is to repeatedly remind or complain to someone in an annoying way, often about insignificant matters.

nag

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) nagge'', cognate with Dutch ''negge

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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!
    Synonyms
    * (old useless horse) dobbin, hack, jade, plug
    Coordinate terms
    * (old useless horse) bum (racing )

    Etymology 2

    Probably from a (etyl) source; compare Swedish .

    Verb

    (nagg)
  • 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.
  • The notion that he forgot something nagged him the rest of the day.
  • Other sorts of persistent annoyance, e.g.:
  • A nagging pain in his left knee
    A nagging north wind

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who .
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    nad

    English

    Initialism

    (Initialism) (head)
  • (linguistics) noun animate dependent
  • See also

    * na * ni * nid * nads

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang, mostly plural) testicle
  • * 2004 , Bob Gunn, Sex, Ghosts and Gumshoes (page 119)
  • I look down and the little one has already cut right through my ball sac and is in the process of slicing my left nad free.

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