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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To annoy with repeated complaining.

Usage examples (37)
  • Whenever his mother started to nag him, he would remedy the situation by giving her a big hug and kiss.
  • Cathy Gildiner -- the nag from the other side of the lake,
  • He exhibited what was known as the nag's head Swell in St. Magnus '
  • My nag was a fine one, and very soon the space was lessened between me and the chase. for more
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  • The "knag" (wart) on the nose of the old "nag" (constant complainer) seemed to grow the more she complained.
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