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nag 1

v. nagged, nag·ging, nags
1. To annoy by constant scolding, complaining, or urging.
2. To torment persistently, as with anxiety or pain.
1. To scold, complain, or find fault constantly: nagging at the children.
2. To be a constant source of anxiety or annoyance: The half-remembered quotation nagged at my mind.
One who nags.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse gnaga, to bite, gnaw.]

nag′ger n.
nag′ging·ly adv.

nag 2

1. A horse, especially:
a. An old or worn-out horse.
b. Slang A racehorse.
2. Archaic A small saddle horse or pony.

[Middle English nagge, possibly of Low German origin.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nagger - someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding faultnagger - someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
harridan - a scolding (even vicious) old woman
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