Definitions

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  • n. One who niggles; a constant critic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who niggles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who niggles or trifles.
  • n. One who is clever and dexterous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way

Etymologies

niggle +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Each writer has his method; Scott was no stipples or niggler, but, as we shall see later, he often altered much in his proof-sheets.

    Waverley

  • There is here an objection which will arise in the mind of every niggler and boggler who has in the past very properly been covered with ridicule and become the butt of the waiters and stable-yard, which is, that if one is ignorant of the local sport, there is an end to the business.

    On Nothing and Kindred Subjects

  • As for the potterer and the niggler, the men and women whose stroke goes no farther back than their knuckles, I may frankly say that charcoal is not for them.

    Outdoor Sketching Four Talks Given before the Art Institute of Chicago; The Scammon Lectures, 1914

  • We know he's a niggling sniggerer, so I guess that also makes him a sniggering niggler.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • The US is bound to ask about the progress of the civil liability for nuclear damage bill, another niggler among several trade and commerce issues.

    The Times of India

  • But be careful, the overwhelmingly compelling evidence suggests that Mr. Davis is a niggler.

    NewsBusters.org - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

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