haggle haggle  /ˈhæ ɡəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
  2. (v) wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Wander into any of the many mom-and-pop-style workshops, choose your weapon, haggle over the price of bullets or shells, and stroll out with the equipment into the bush.
  2. If those salespeople are smart, they'll haggle for freebies and upgrades.
  3. While Senegal, for instance, might haggle prices down 75% or 80%, the therapy is still too costly at $1,200 a year for people who earn $510 a year, Senegal's per capita income.

News

  1. Is there room to haggle over the terms of a new-car lease?

    Q: Is there room to haggle over the terms of a new-car lease?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  2. Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez pushes to spend Dolphins windfall on elections equipment

    As county commissioners haggle over how to spend a cash windfall created by the Miami Dolphins’ failed attempt at a public referendum, the mayor is pressing to spend the money on elections equipment.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

Quotes

  1. "They don't want to see us haggle, they don't want to see us call each other names," Rendell said Monday. "They want to see us act."
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

  2. "Israel wants to haggle and suggest freezing 70% or 60% [of growth and construction] under the pretext that some buildings are already under construction. This is not our problem, and Israel must stop all settlement activities before we sit for...
    on Sep 5, 2009 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: Ma'an News Agency

  3. "We give these people something to cheer about for three hours," McAllister said. "Something to think about instead of wondering are they're going to have to continue to haggle with their insurance people, are they going to have to continue...
    on Sep 21, 2006 By: Deuce McAllister Source: USA Today

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