Paramour vs Nag - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between paramour and nag
is that paramour
is an illicit lover, either male or female while nag
is a small horse; a pony or nag
can be one who.
As a adverb paramour
As a verb nag is
to repeatedly remind or complain to someone in an annoying way, often about insignificant matters.
*:For par amour I loved her first ere thou.
*:Is this trouthe said Palomydes / Thenne shall we hastely here of sire Tristram / And as for to say that I loue la Beale Isoud peramours I dare make good that I doo / and that she hath my seruyse aboue alle other ladyes / and shalle haue the terme of my lyf
An illicit lover, either male or female.
* (rfdate), Macaulay:
- The seducer appeared with dauntless front, accompanied by his paramour .
(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