niggardy

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

niggard +‎ -y

Noun[edit]

niggardy (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Niggardliness.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    • '1922, John McKenzie, Hindu Ethics: A Historical and Critical Essay, page 24:
      Likewise, greatly making thyself naked, thou fastenest on a person in dreams, O niggard, baffling the plan and design of a man.
      Departure from the niggardy is praised : Thou hast left niggardy, hast found what is pleasant; []

References[edit]