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hig·gle

 (hĭg′əl)
intr.v. hig·gled, hig·gling, hig·gles
To haggle.

[Probably alteration of haggle.]

hig′gler n.

higgle

(ˈhɪɡəl)
vb
a less common word for haggle
ˈhiggler n

hig•gle

(ˈhɪg əl)

v.i. -gled, -gling.
to bargain, esp. in a petty way; haggle.
[1625–35; appar. alter. of haggle]
hig′gler, n.

higgle


Past participle: higgled
Gerund: higgling

Imperative
higgle
higgle
Present
I higgle
you higgle
he/she/it higgles
we higgle
you higgle
they higgle
Preterite
I higgled
you higgled
he/she/it higgled
we higgled
you higgled
they higgled
Present Continuous
I am higgling
you are higgling
he/she/it is higgling
we are higgling
you are higgling
they are higgling
Present Perfect
I have higgled
you have higgled
he/she/it has higgled
we have higgled
you have higgled
they have higgled
Past Continuous
I was higgling
you were higgling
he/she/it was higgling
we were higgling
you were higgling
they were higgling
Past Perfect
I had higgled
you had higgled
he/she/it had higgled
we had higgled
you had higgled
they had higgled
Future
I will higgle
you will higgle
he/she/it will higgle
we will higgle
you will higgle
they will higgle
Future Perfect
I will have higgled
you will have higgled
he/she/it will have higgled
we will have higgled
you will have higgled
they will have higgled
Future Continuous
I will be higgling
you will be higgling
he/she/it will be higgling
we will be higgling
you will be higgling
they will be higgling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been higgling
you have been higgling
he/she/it has been higgling
we have been higgling
you have been higgling
they have been higgling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been higgling
you will have been higgling
he/she/it will have been higgling
we will have been higgling
you will have been higgling
they will have been higgling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been higgling
you had been higgling
he/she/it had been higgling
we had been higgling
you had been higgling
they had been higgling
Conditional
I would higgle
you would higgle
he/she/it would higgle
we would higgle
you would higgle
they would higgle
Past Conditional
I would have higgled
you would have higgled
he/she/it would have higgled
we would have higgled
you would have higgled
they would have higgled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.higgle - wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let's not haggle over a few dollars"
bargain down, beat down - persuade the seller to accept a lower price; "She beat the merchant down $100"
bargain, dicker - negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"

higgle

verb
To argue about the terms, as of a sale:
References in classic literature ?
A good deal of higgling about the price of the choicest bird had taken place between Billy Kirby and its owner before Natty and his companions rejoined the sportsmen It had, however, been settled at one shilling * a shot, which was the highest sum ever exacted, the black taking care to protect himself from losses, as much as possible, by the conditions of the sport.
They will be equivalent only if "the higgling and bargaining of the market"(Smith, 1776/1981, I.
Within these varying modes of exchange, "enemies suffer theft, strangers tolerate higgling commercialism, and kin and neighbors expect fair and binding credit/ debt relations" (Peebles 2010, p.
companies by what Adam Smith calls the higgling of the market, but
Economists Hosein and Franklin examine the relative size and contribution of the informal economy to the Caribbean region, and provide theoretical and empirical evidence that higgling is a response to market failure and price differentials.
Today's haggling comes from the higgling of yesteryear.
The market rate is not fixed for him by some self-acting instrument, but it is the result of bargaining between human beings--what Adam Smith calls 'the higgling of the market;' and those who do not 'higgle' will long continue to pay, even over a counter, more than the market price for their purchases.