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nig

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verb (used with object), nigged, nig·ging. Masonry.
  1. nidge.
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Word Origin and History for nigging

nig

n.

c.1300, "niggardly person" (see niggard). As an abbreviated form of nigger, attested by c.1832, American English.

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