haggling


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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.

haggling

(ˈhæɡəlɪŋ)
n
bargaining or wrangling (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haggling - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)haggling - an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
Translations

haggling

[ˈhæglɪŋ] N
1. (over price) → regateo m
2. (= discussion) → discusión f

haggling

[ˈhægəlɪŋ] n
(over price)marchandage m
(= debate, argument) → tergiversations fpl

haggling

nFeilschen nt, → Gefeilsche nt, → Feilscherei f

haggling

[ˈhæglɪŋ] ncontrattazione f
References in classic literature ?
If it's settled, it's useless haggling; but if it's not," said Levin, "I'll buy the forest."
The pleasure of haggling over the price was a sufficiently potent lure to draw Bukawai to the mouth of the cave.
Momaya was determined to give all that Bukawai asked if she could do no better, but haggling is second nature to black barterers, and in the end it partly repaid her, for a compromise finally was reached which included three fat goats, a new sleeping mat, and a piece of copper wire.
I niver cheat anybody as doesn't want to cheat me, Miss,--lors, I'm a honest chap, I am; only I must hev a bit o' sport, an' now I don't go wi' th' ferrets, I'n got no varmint to come over but them haggling women.
I dropped in there while Marco, the son of Marco, was haggling with a shopkeeper over a quarter of a pound of salt, and asked for change for a twenty-dollar gold piece.
That's what I'll do, and not stand haggling over trifles, but wash my hands at once of the whole business, and enjoy my rents like a duke, and let things go their own way."
They exchanged gifts with the old chief, haggling with his plenipotentiaries over the value of what they were to receive for what they gave, as is customary and proper when one has no ulterior motives.
The haggling business, which had mainly depended on the horse, became disorganized forthwith.
"Neither one nor t'other; I might have got it for less, I dare say; but I hate haggling, and poor Freeman wanted cash."
There was little haggling as to price, and none at all when Vas Kor was placed upon the block.
In the end he bought Barney, without haggling, at Collins's own terms and engaged Sammy and the other two tumblers as well.
A new study of 2,000 British motorists found more than 9 in 10 Brits (92 per cent) admitted they are bad at haggling when it comes to buying a car and 89 per cent said they find haggling embarrassing and uncomfortable.