- nigger heaven,
- nigger of the narcissus, the,
Origin of niggard
Examples from the Web for niggard
Autant dpend chiche que large, et la fin plus davantage—Niggard spends as much as generous, and in the end a good deal more.
Niggard, nig′ard, n. a person who is unwilling to spend or give away: a miser.
Word Origin for niggard
"mean person, miser," late 14c., nygart, of uncertain origin. The suffix suggests French origin (cf. -ard), but the root word is possibly from earlier nig "stingy" (c.1300), perhaps from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse hnøggr "stingy," from Proto-Germanic *khnauwjaz (cf. Swedish njugg "close, careful," German genau "precise, exact"), and to Old English hneaw "stingy, niggardly," which did not survive in Middle English.