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agnail

[ag-neyl]
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noun
  1. hangnail.
  2. whitlow.
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Origin of agnail

before 950; Middle English; Old English angnægl, equivalent to ang- tight, hard, painful + nægl corn (on foot), nail
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Historical Examples

  • I am told that an "agnail" was formerly called a "step-mother" in Yorkshire.

    The Romance of Words (4th ed.)

    Ernest Weekley


British Dictionary definitions for agnail

agnail

noun
  1. another name for hangnail
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agnail in Medicine

agnail

(ăgnāl′)
n.
  1. A hangnail.
  2. A painful sore or swelling around a fingernail or toenail.
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