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nig

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verb (used with object), nigged, nig·ging. Masonry.
  1. nidge.
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Historical Examples

  • My Nig, as black as ebony, knows well the taste of his flesh.

    Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers

    John Burroughs

  • Nig saw it, and was off my lap upon the floor in an instant.

  • That is not your game, Nig,” I said, “so spare yourself any anxiety.

  • We got hold of a nig who understood English, and told him what we were after.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

  • He had gone out the back way to look after Nig and his equipment.

    Terry's Texas Rangers

    Leonidas B. Giles


Word Origin and History for nig

n.

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

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