Nig"gard (?), n. [Icel. hn'94ggr niggardly, stingy + -ard; cf. Sw. njugg, AS. hne'a0w.] A person meanly close and covetous; one who spends grudgingly; a stingy, parsimonous fellow; a miser.Chaucer.A penurious niggard of his wealth.Milton.Be niggards of advice on no pretense.Pope.
Nig"gard, a. Like a niggard; meanly covetous or parsimonious; niggardly; miserly; stingy.
Nig"gard, v. t. & i. To act the niggard toward; to be niggardly. [R.]Shak.
The noun Niggard has 1 senses
1. niggard, skinflint, scrooge, churl -- a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend