Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A close or tricky bargainer; hence, a chaffering peddler or huckster; one who goes about selling things for as much as he can get.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who higgles.

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  • noun archaic A person who trades in dairy, poultry, and small game animals.
  • noun A person who haggles or negotiates for lower prices.

Etymologies

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From higgle.

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  • one who haggles or bargains; itinerant dealer, similar to a cadger

    July 24, 2008

  • (noun) - One who sells provisions from door to door; one who buys fowls, butter, eggs, &c. in the country and brings them to town to sell. From higgle, to beat down the price of a thing in a bargain; to sell provisions from door to door. Hence higgledy-piggledy, corrupted from higgle, higglers carrying a confused medley of provisions; in a disorderly manner.

    --Daniel Fenning's Royal English Dictionary, 1775

    January 16, 2018

  • There once was a spokesman named Ziegler,

    A famously flexible wriggler.

    While still a mere youth

    He bargained with truth

    And proved a most obstinate higgler.

    August 31, 2018