nag

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See also: nág, näg, and nǡǵ

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English nagge, cognate with Dutch negge

Noun[edit]

nag (plural nags)

  1. A small horse; a pony.
  2. An old useless horse.
  3. (obsolete, derogatory) A paramour.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
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  • (old useless horse): bum (racing)

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from a North Germanic source; compare Swedish nagga (to gnaw, grumble), Danish nage, Icelandic nagga (to complain).

Verb[edit]

nag (third-person singular simple present nags, present participle nagging, simple past and past participle nagged)

  1. To repeatedly remind or complain to someone in an annoying way, often about insignificant matters.
  2. To act inappropriately in the eyes of peers, to backstab, to verbally abuse.
  3. To bother with persistent memories.
    The notion that he forgot something nagged him the rest of the day.
  4. Other sorts of persistent annoyance, e.g.:
    A nagging pain in his left knee
    A nagging north wind
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

nag (plural nags)

  1. One who nags.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch nacht (night)

Noun[edit]

nag (plural nagte)

  1. The period between sunset and sunrise, when the sky is dark; night.
  2. (countable) darkness.

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nag n (singular definite naget, not used in plural form)

  1. grudge

Verb[edit]

nag

  1. Imperative of nage.

German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

nag

  1. Imperative singular of nagen.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of nagen.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

nag

  1. rafsi of narge.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

nȃg (definite nȃgī, Cyrillic spelling на̑г)

  1. naked

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *nagъ.

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Adjective[edit]

nág (not comparable)

  1. naked

Declension[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Synonyms[edit]

  • gòl (more formal)

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Welsh[edit]

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Particle[edit]

nag

  1. not (in answers and tag questions)

Usage notes[edit]

Used before a vowel, but not when that vowel has resulted from the soft mutation of g. Thus na + gallan becomes na allan, not *nag allan.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • na (used before a consonant)