niggard (n.) Old form(s): nigard
miser, mean person, skinflint
CE II.ii.84[Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] Why is Time such a niggard of hair
H8 I.i.70[Abergavenny to Norfolk, of Wolsey's pride] If not from hell, the devil is a niggard
Mac IV.iii.180[Macduff to Ross] Be not a niggard of your speech
Sonn.4.5[] Then, beauteous niggard, why dost thou abuse / The bounteous largess given thee to give?
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