Definitions for: Nag


[n] an old or over-worked horse
[n] someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
[v] remind or urge constantly; "she nagged to take a vacation"
[v] bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long"
[v] worry persistently; "nagging concerns and doubts"



Webster (1913) Definition: Nag, n. [OE. nagge, D. negge; akin to E. neigh.]
1. A small horse; a pony; hence, any horse.

2. A paramour; -- in contempt. [Obs.] --Shak.


Nag, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Nagged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Nagging.] [Cf. Sw. nagga to nibble, peck, Dan. nage to
gnaw, Icel. naga, gnaga, G. nagen, & E. gnaw.]
To tease in a petty way; to scold habitually; to annoy; to
fret pertinaciously. [Colloq.] ``She never nagged.'' --J.
Ingelow.

Synonyms: common scold, hack, hen-peck, jade, nagger, peck, plug, scold, scolder

See Also: complain, disagreeable person, Equus caballus, harridan, horse, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, remind, sound off, unpleasant person, vex, worry

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