haggler


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hag·gle

 (hăg′əl)
v. hag·gled, hag·gling, hag·gles
v.intr.
1. To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker: "He preferred to be overcharged than to haggle" (W. Somerset Maugham).
2. To argue in an attempt to come to terms.
v.tr.
1. To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack.
2. Archaic To harass or worry by wrangling.
n.
An instance of bargaining or arguing.

[Frequentative of dialectal hag, to chop, hack, from Middle English haggen, from Old Norse höggva; see kau- in Indo-European roots.]

hag′gler n.
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Noun1.haggler - an intense bargainer
bargainer - negotiator of the terms of a transaction; "he is a hard bargainer"
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