hig|gle «HIHG uhl», intransitive verb, -gled, -gling.
1. to dispute about terms in a petty way; haggle. SYNONYM(S): chaffer, stickle.
2. to go about with small wares, etc., for sale; peddle.
[apparently related to haggle]

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  • hig|gle|dy-pig|gle|dy — «HIHG uhl dee PIHG uhl dee», adverb, adjective, noun. –adv. in jumbled confusion; in a disorderly manner. –adj. jumbled; confused: »... narrow uneven alleys leading to higgledy piggledy workshops and kilns (Arnold Bennett). –n. a jumble;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hig·gle·dy-pig·gle·dy — /ˌhıgəldiˈpıgəldi/ adv informal : in a messy way : without order All the dishes were stacked higgledy piggledy next to the sink. higgledy piggledy adj a higgledy piggledy assortment of things …   Useful english dictionary

  • hig — hig·gle; hig·gler; kil·hig; hig·gle·dy pig·gle·dy; …   English syllables

  • gle — adan·gle; ae·gle; ajan·gle; ajin·gle; an·gle·ber·ry; An·gle·doz·er; an·gle·sey; an·gle·site; an·gle·ton; an·gle·twitch; ar·gle; ar·gle bar·gle; atin·gle; bo·gle; bun·gle·some; bur·gle; can·gle; cin·gle; com·min·gle; crin·gle; crin·gle cran·gle;… …   English syllables

  • higgle — hig·gle …   English syllables

  • higgledy-piggledy — hig|gle|dy pig|gle|dy [ˌhıgəldi ˈpıgəldi] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from pig; because pigs gather closely together in groups] things that are higgledy piggledy are mixed together in an untidy way >higgledy piggledy adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • higgle — hig•gle [[t]ˈhɪg əl[/t]] v. i. gled, gling to bargain, esp. in a petty way; haggle • Etymology: 1625–35; appar. alter. of haggle hig′gler, n …   From formal English to slang

  • higgledy-piggledy — hig|gle|dy pig|gle|dy [ ,hıgldi pıgldi ] adjective, adverb INFORMAL mixed together in a way that is not planned, organized, or neat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dy-pig — hig·gle·dy pig·gle·dy; …   English syllables

  • higgledy-piggledy — hig·gle·dy pig·gle·dy …   English syllables

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