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[hig-uh l]
verb (used without object), hig·gled, hig·gling.
  1. to bargain, especially in a petty way; haggle.
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Origin of higgle

First recorded in 1625–35; apparently variant of haggle
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Examples from the Web for higgle

Historical Examples of higgle

  • You first discuss the right, and you then higgle over the arithmetic.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly

    Charles James Lever

  • Be first in acting.Prig; to chaffer or higgle about a thing.

  • Published tariffs were only the starting point for "higgle" and "dicker."

  • It is to no purpose to higgle with such people; you are sure to loose by them.

  • There is too much taste in the beau monde to higgle about certain services.

British Dictionary definitions for higgle


  1. a less common word for haggle
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Derived Formshiggler, noun
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