neg

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English[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

neg

  1. negative
  2. (LGBT, public health) HIV negative

Verb[edit]

neg (third-person singular simple present negs, present participle negging, simple past and past participle negged)

  1. (transitive, seduction community) To express or imply a negative value judgement of someone to make them desire one's approval, especially when trying to pick up a date.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Jessica Knoll, “The Surprising Reasons He Turns You Down For Sex”[1], Cosmopolitan: 
      Women, on the other hand, are wired to believe that men are always ready to reach home base and never turn down a booty opportunity. So when he negs you, it seems unnatural, and you may worry that something’s wrong with your relationship.
    • 2001 January 18, traction_free, “Negging”, alt.seduction.fast, Usenet:
      I mean, the thing is, overall you want the chick to feel good about herself around you and because of you. It's true that good negging really helps that, but bad negging--negging where she's already insecure--can kill it.
    • 2005, Neil Strauss quoting Erik von Markovik, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, Text Publishing Company, ISBN 1920885986, OL 8777451M, page 151:
      She's an 11. This is going to take some hardcore negging.
  2. (nonstandard, Internet) To leave negative feedback about in a reputation tracking system.
    I negged the seller who didn't send me the widget I paid for.
    • 2003 June 2, Jim Griffith, The Official eBay Bible, New York: Gotham Books, ISBN 9781592400072, OL 8866306M, page 71:
      It is important to leave feedback to warn others in serious situations, but it is also smart to consider the long-term consequences of racking up lots of negatives because you ‘negged’ someone over a small oversight or a misunderstanding over a three-dollar item.
    • 2006 March 10, Shauna Wright, Don't Get Burned on eBay: How to Avoid Scams and Escape Bad Deals, O'Reilly Media, ISBN 9780596101787, OL 7581349M, page 13:
      He left negative feedback (a.k.a. “negging”) and vowed vengeance but the seller just laughed as she negged him back.

Noun[edit]

neg (plural negs)

  1. (seduction community) An expression or implication that one has a negative value judgement of someone in order to make them desire one's approval, especially when trying to pick up a date.
    • 2005, Neil Strauss, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, Text Publishing Company, ISBN 1920885986, OL 8777451M, page 20-21:
      The purpose of a neg is to lower a woman's self esteem while actively displaying a lack of interest in her—by telling her she has lipstick on her teeth, for example, or offering her a piece of gum after she speaks.
    • 2007 February 6, Erik von Markovik, The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 9780312360115, OL 25431128M, page 94:
      A neg is not an insult but a negative social value judgment that is telegraphed.
    • 2011, Benton Miller; Travis Wolfe, The Journal: Man's Quest for the Perfect Match, Moon Planet Publishing, page 104:
      As we sped down Lake Michigan Drive, I was still feeling a little star-struck and decided that on account of her uber-hot looks, I'd need to start launching negs at her like there was no tomorrow.
    • 2012, Meg Barker, Rewriting the Rules: An Integrative Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships, Routledge, ISBN 9780415517621, OL 25215067M, page 77-78:
      Negs include asking whether her nails are real, or saying that you saw someone else wearing her skirt.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

neg n (singular definite neget, plural indefinite neg)

  1. sheaf (bundle of grain or straw)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin naevus. Compare the similar sound shift in fagure.

Noun[edit]

neg m (plural negi)

  1. wart
  2. verruca

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Welsh[edit]

Cardinal number[edit]

neg

  1. nasal mutation of deg ((cardinal) ten)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
deg ddeg neg unchanged