nag1 [næg] v past tense and past participle nagged present participle nagging [I and T]
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]
1.) to keep asking someone to do something, or to keep complaining to someone about their behaviour, in an annoying way
I wish you'd stop nagging!
nag sb to do sth
Nadia's been nagging me to fix the lamp.
nag sb about sth
She keeps nagging me about my weight.
nag at
He's always nagging at Paula for wearing too much makeup.
2.) to make someone feel continuously worried or uncomfortable
nag at
a problem that had been nagging at him for days
One question still nagged me.
nag 2
nag2 n informal
[Sense: 1; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: NAG1]
[Sense: 2; Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Origin unknown]
1.) a person who keeps complaining or asking someone to do something, in an annoying way
Don't be such a nag!
2.) old-fashioned a horse, especially one that is old or in bad condition

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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