What does the word niggard mean?

Usage examples for niggard

  1. Here in the valley there is no cessation of waters even in the season when the niggard frost gives them scant leave to run. – The Land Of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin
  2. Dispense thy meat freely, have no niggard for thy familiar. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  3. The obligation was in this instance incommensurably deep, those with whom they were at war had saved the German blue- jackets at the venture of their lives; Knappe was, besides, far from ungenerous; and I can only explain the niggard figure by supposing it was paid from his own pocket. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
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