- nagorno-karabakh autonomous region
Origin of nagging
verb (used with object), nagged, nag·ging.
verb (used without object), nagged, nag·ging.
Origin of nag1
Examples from the Web for nagging
It's the equivalent of having a nagging teacher or parent telling you to "sit up!"
Maybe women should just leave comedy to the menfolk, and stick to nagging!
The only interesting thing about this video is the nagging question of WTF Avril Lavigne is talking about.Avril Lavigne’s Dumb ‘Hello Kitty’ Video Is Rife with Cultural Appropriation|Amy Zimmerman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kaku has little taste for unorthodox views or nagging objections, as they muddy his vision of tomorrowland.
The baseball player admitted to using banned products to facilitate his rehabilitation from a “nagging injury.”
Tact is required to avoid fault-finding, nagging, and jealousy.
He it was who broke with George, possibly aided thereto by her nagging.Unicorns|James Huneker
But, as once before under the president's nagging, he found his self-control rising with the provocation.Empire Builders|Francis Lynde
And what was worse, this time there clung that nagging little doubt.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
Talking often drives a man to drink, both negatively in the form of nagging and positively in the form of bad company.What I Saw in America|G. K. Chesterton
verb nags, nagging or nagged
Word Origin for nag
Word Origin for nag
"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.