Paramour vs Nag - What's the difference?

paramour | nag |


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

is .

As a verb nag is

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

paramour

English

Alternative forms

* paramours

Adverb

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  • *Chaucer
  • *: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
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An illicit lover, either male or female.
  • * (rfdate), Macaulay:
  • The seducer appeared with dauntless front, accompanied by his paramour .

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l)

    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

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