• A small horse; a pony.
  • An old, useless horse.
  • A paramour.
  • Someone or something that nags.
  • A repeated complaint or reminder.
  • A persistent, bothersome thought or worry.
  • Misspelling of knack


  • To continuously remind or complain to (someone) in an annoying way, often about insignificant or unnecessary matters.
  • To bother with persistent thoughts or memories.
  • To bother or disturb persistently in any way.


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  • From Middle English nagg, nage, nagge, cognate with Dutch negge, neg, German Nickel. Perhaps related to English neigh.
  • Probably from a North Germanic source; compare Swedish nagga ("to gnaw, grumble"), Danish nage, Icelandic nagga ("to complain").

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