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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language

niggle

1 verb
     
nig‧gle1
1 [transitive] if something niggles you, you keep worrying about it or feeling annoyed about it and you cannot forget it [↪ bug]:
Something's been niggling her all day.
It niggles me that we can't go home yet and get warm.
2 [intransitive] to argue or make criticisms about small unimportant details:
She niggled over every detail of the bill.

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