See also: neɣ, neg., and nèg



Clipping of negative


  • IPA(key): /nɛɡ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɡ


neg (plural negs)

  1. (debating) Clipping of negative.



neg (not comparable)

  1. (LGBT, public health) HIV negative



neg (third-person singular simple present negs, present participle negging, simple past and past participle negged)

  1. (Britain slang) To annoy or irritate deliberately. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (transitive, seduction community) To express or imply a negative value judgement of someone to make them desire one's approval, especially when trying to pick up a date.
    • 2011 December 16, Knoll, Jessica, “The Surprising Reasons He Turns You Down For Sex”, in Cosmopolitan[1]:
      Women, on the other hand, are wired to believe that men are always ready to reach home base and never turn down a booty opportunity. So when he negs you, it seems unnatural, and you may worry that something’s wrong with your relationship.
    • 2001 January 18, traction_free, “Negging”, in, Usenet[2], message-ID <9477av$dpq$>:
      I mean, the thing is, overall you want the chick to feel good about herself around you and because of you. It's true that good negging really helps that, but bad negging--negging where she's already insecure--can kill it.
    • 2005, Strauss, Neil, quoting Erik von Markovik, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, Text Publishing Company, →ISBN, OL 8777451M, page 151:
      She's an 11. This is going to take some hardcore negging.
  3. (nonstandard, Internet slang, transitive) To leave negative feedback in a reputation tracking system.
    I negged the seller who didn't send me the widget I paid for.
    • 2003 June 2, Griffith, Jim, The Official eBay Bible, New York: Gotham Books, →ISBN, OL 8866306M, page 71:
      It is important to leave feedback to warn others in serious situations, but it is also smart to consider the long-term consequences of racking up lots of negatives because you ‘negged’ someone over a small oversight or a misunderstanding over a three-dollar item.
    • 2006 March 10, Wright, Shauna, Don't Get Burned on eBay: How to Avoid Scams and Escape Bad Deals, O'Reilly Media, →ISBN, OL 7581349M, page 13:
      He left negative feedback (a.k.a. “negging”) and vowed vengeance but the seller just laughed as she negged him back.


neg (plural negs)

  1. (seduction community) An expression or implication that one has a negative value judgement of someone in order to make them desire one's approval, especially when trying to pick up a date.
    • 2005, Strauss, Neil, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, Text Publishing Company, →ISBN, OL 8777451M, pages 20-21:
      The purpose of a neg is to lower a woman's self esteem while actively displaying a lack of interest in her—by telling her she has lipstick on her teeth, for example, or offering her a piece of gum after she speaks.
    • 2007 February 6, Erik von Markovik, The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed, St. artin's Press, →ISBN, OL 25431128M, page 94:
      A neg is not an insult but a negative social value judgment that is telegraphed.
    • 2011, Benton Miller; Travis Wolfe, The Journal: Man's Quest for the Perfect Match, Moon Planet Publishing, page 104:
      As we sped down Lake Michigan Drive, I was still feeling a little star-struck and decided that on account of her uber-hot looks, I'd need to start launching negs at her like there was no tomorrow.
    • 2012, Barker, Meg, Rewriting the Rules: An Integrative Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships, Routledge, →ISBN, OL 25215067M, pages 77-78:
      Negs include asking whether her nails are real, or saying that you saw someone else wearing her skirt.




neg n (singular definite neget, plural indefinite neg)

  1. sheaf (bundle of grain or straw)




From Latin naevus. Compare the similar sound shift in fagure.


neg m (plural negi)

  1. wart
  2. verruca


See alsoEdit




  1. Nasal mutation of deg ((cardinal) ten).


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
deg ddeg neg unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.