haggle (v.) 1570s, "to cut unevenly" (implied in haggler), frequentative of haggen "to chop" (see hack (v.1)). Sense of "argue about price" first recorded c.1600, probably from notion of chopping away. Related: Haggled; haggling.
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- (intransitive) To argue for a better deal, especially over prices with a seller.
- I haggled for a better price because the original price was too high.
- (transitive) To hack (cut crudely)
- (to argue for a better deal): wrangle
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