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Definition of "haggle" []

  • To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker: "He preferred to be overcharged than to haggle” ( W. Somerset Maugham). (verb-intransitive)
  • To argue in an attempt to come to terms. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To harass or worry by wrangling. (verb-transitive)
  • An instance of bargaining or arguing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "haggle" in a sentence
  • "And I saw Sideways and didn't notice the strange pronunciation of "haggle" -- it may be there, but if so it's an accident of the moment."
  • ""They haggle, which is normal," says Sydney luxury car dealer Nasser Elkordi of the grim-faced sellers of once prized Porches and Range Rovers."
  • ""Clearly, some of our customers feel that we can 'haggle' and secure a much better price than they can.""