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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NIGGLING

Niggling, trifling, or idling; taking short steps in walking.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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