If you want a great deal on a used TV, then you can try to haggle with the sellers to see if they’ll bring the price down. To haggle is to negotiate or argue over something, usually a price.

You can haggle at a flea market or anywhere where the price of items is flexible. But haggle doesn’t always refer to price. You can haggle over a job, a contract, or who gets to ride in the front seat. Haggling is relatively aggressive behavior, and this word is closer in meaning to wrangle than it is to negotiate. You’ll rarely hear of anyone haggling quietly. Haggle implies an argument in which both parties want the best deal for themselves.

Definitions of haggle

n an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

haggling, wrangle, wrangling
Type of:
the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement

v wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)

“Let's not haggle over a few dollars”
chaffer, higgle, huckster
bargain down, beat down
persuade the seller to accept a lower price
Type of:
bargain, dicker
negotiate the terms of an exchange

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