AskDefine | Define nag

Dictionary Definition

nag

Noun

1 someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault [syn: scold, scolder, nagger, common scold]
2 an old or over-worked horse [syn: hack, jade, plug]

Verb

1 bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long" [syn: peck, hen-peck]
2 worry persistently; "nagging concerns and doubts"
3 remind or urge constantly; "she nagged to take a vacation" [also: nagging, nagged]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈnæg/, /"n

Extensive Definition

Nag may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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