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[ neg ]
/ nɛg /
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noun
Informal. a photographic negative.
Slang. a backhanded compliment, especially one used when flirting.
verb (used with object)
Slang. to imply that (someone or something) is not good enough; to insult with a backhanded compliment or with qualified approval, especially as a ploy to lower the self-esteem of a person or cheapen an object before showing romantic interest or making an offer: He negged me for my weight while insisting that curvy ladies can be sexy too.
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Origin of neg

First recorded in 1870–75; shortening of negative

Other definitions for neg (2 of 2)

neg.

abbreviation
negative.
negatively.
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British Dictionary definitions for neg (1 of 2)

NEG

abbreviation for (in transformational grammar)
negative

British Dictionary definitions for neg (2 of 2)

neg.

abbreviation for
negative(ly)
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