verb (used without object), nig·gled, nig·gling.
Origin of niggle
Examples from the Web for niggle
Historical Examples of niggle
The fact is, Mr. Niggle, we dont wish to wound your feelings.
Mr. Niggle, the gentleman with whom you saw me yesterday, is my friend.
Niggle, eat in peace and thankfulness; for I have once more saved you from the abyss of matrimony.
Word Origin for niggle
1590s (implied in niggling), possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian dialectal nigla "be busy with trifles"), perhaps related to source of niggard. Related: Niggled; niggling; niggler.