nag

When you ask for something over and over AND over again, you are nagging. If you nag your parents long enough, they'll either give in and get you a puppy, or simply refuse any pets at all — not even a goldfish.

When you nag someone, you complain and pester them. Your teacher might nag you about a late assignment, or you might nag your friend to give you back the sweater he borrowed. A thought or worry can also nag you, simply by staying in your thoughts. The word nag meant "gnaw" before the 1820s, from a Scandinavian root.

Primary Meanings of nag

1.
vn
bother persistently with trivial complaints
someone who annoys people by constantly finding fault
2.
n
an old or overworked horse
Full Definitions of nag
1

v bother persistently with trivial complaints

“She nags her husband all day long”
Synonyms:
hen-peck, peck
Type of:
complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

v remind or urge constantly

“she nagged to take a vacation”
Type of:
remind
put in the mind of someone

v worry persistently

nagging concerns and doubts”
Type of:
vex, worry
disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

n someone who annoys people by constantly finding fault

Synonyms:
common scold, nagger, scold, scolder
Types:
harridan
a scolding (even vicious) old woman
Type of:
disagreeable person, unpleasant person
a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2

n an old or overworked horse

Synonyms:
hack, jade, plug
Type of:
Equus caballus, horse
solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

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