• IPA: /ˈnæɡ/
  • (North American also) IPA: /neɪɡ/, IPA: /nɛɡ/

nag (plural nags)

  1. A small horse; a pony.
  2. An old useless horse.
  3. (obsolete, derogatory) A paramour.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, III. x. 11:
      Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt – Whom leprosy o'ertake!
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nag (nags, present participle nagging; past and past participle nagged)

  1. (ambitransitive) To continuously remind or complain to (someone) in an annoying way, often about insignificant or unnecessary matters.
  2. To bother with persistent thoughts or memories.
    The notion that he forgot something nagged him the rest of the day.
  3. To bother or disturb persistently in any way.
    a nagging pain in his left knee
    a nagging north wind
  • (continually remind or complain) ride
  • (bother with thoughts or memories) haunt
  • (persistently bother or annoy) worry
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nag (plural nags)

  1. Someone or something that nags.
  2. A repeated complaint or reminder.
  3. A persistent, bothersome thought or worry
  • (person who nags) seeSynonyms en
  • Russian: ворчу́н

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