As played by Jessalyn Gilsig, Terri is “the shrewish, nagging wife from hell,” as Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune wrote.
A minute into the movie he rebuts his nagging wife by saying that “everywhere is a prison.”
In the overlooking of nagging twinges, or maybe even depression.
And a nagging sense that life is not as safe as the day before.
Catherine wants affection and appreciation, but communicates solely through sarcasm and nagging.
Aunt Philippa had one very good point in her character: she was not of a nagging disposition.
Make a man more desperate than he is by your nagging and fault-finding.
But ever since I heard the Delegate speak, something's been nagging me.
He did not think it was decent of them to be nagging at him like this.
Mamma kept nagging and nagging at Varvara; she couldn't stand it, and she soon made an end of it—she's simply gone away.
"annoy by scolding," 1828, originally a dialectal word meaning "to gnaw" (1825), probably ultimately from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gnaga "to complain," literally "to bite, gnaw," dialectal Swedish and Norwegian nagga "to gnaw"), from Proto-Germanic *gnagan, related to Old English gnagan "to gnaw" (see gnaw). Related: Nagged; nagger; nagging.
"old horse," c.1400, nagge "small riding horse," of unknown origin, perhaps related to Dutch negge, neg (but these are more recent than the English word), perhaps related in either case to imitative neigh. Term of abuse is a transferred sense, first recorded 1590s.
A horse, esp an old and worn-out racehorse: to make dough on the nags
[1400+; origin unknown]