from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker: "He preferred to be overcharged than to haggle” ( W. Somerset Maugham).
- intransitive v. To argue in an attempt to come to terms.
- transitive v. To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack.
- transitive v. Archaic To harass or worry by wrangling.
- n. An instance of bargaining or arguing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To argue for a better deal, especially over prices with a seller.
- v. To hack (cut crudely)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting.
- intransitive v. To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle.
- n. The act or process of haggling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hack roughly; cut or chop in an unskilful manner; mangle in cutting.
- To tease; worry.
- To bargain in a petty and tedious manner; higgle; stick at small matters; cavil.
- n. A haggling or chaffering.
- To hail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
- v. wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
Frequentative of dialectal hag, to chop, hack, from Middle English haggen, from Old Norse höggva; see kau- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)