Nag vs Nig - What's the difference?

nag | nig |


As nouns the difference between nag and nig

is that nag is a small horse; a pony or nag can be one who while nig is (offensive|racial slur) nigger.

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 .
  • Anagrams

    * * * * ----

    nig

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (offensive, racial slur) nigger
  • * 1959 , Don Robertson, The three days
  • He always thought one step ahead of the nigs .
  • * 1961 , Robert Hale Strong, A Yankee private's Civil War
  • In a field near the house was a nigger working a poor old broken-down mule and another nigger sowing wheat. When we came up, both nigs quit work and stared at us.
  • * 1967 , Frank Hercules, I want a black doll
  • What part did she play in your marrying a nig — a black man — nig, nig — Negro?

    Anagrams

    * English clippings ---- ==Volapük==

    Noun

    (vo-noun)
  • ink
  • Declension

    (vo-decl-noun)

    Derived terms

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