what is difference between hassle and plague
Unknown. Probably from US Southern dialectal hassle (“to pant, breathe noisily”), possibly from haste + -le (frequentative suffix).
- IPA(key): /ˈhæsl/
- Rhymes: -æsəl
hassle (plural hassles)
- Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
- I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.
- A fight or argument.
- An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.
hassle (third-person singular simple present hassles, present participle hassling, simple past and past participle hassled)
- To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
- To pick a fight or start an argument.
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- Hassel, Lashes, halses, lashes, selahs, shales, sheals
From Middle English plage, borrowed from Old French plage, from Latin plāga (“blow, wound”), from plangō (“to strike”). Cognate with Middle Dutch plāghe (> Dutch plaag), plāghen (> Dutch plagen); Middle Low German plāge; Middle High German plāge, pflāge (> German Plage); plāgen (> German plagen); Swedish plåga; French plaie, Occitan plaga. Doublet of plaga. Displaced native Old English wōl.
- enPR: plāg, IPA(key): /pleɪɡ/, [pʰl̥eɪɡ]
- Rhymes: -eɪɡ
plague (countable and uncountable, plural plagues)
- (often used with the, sometimes capitalized: the Plague) The bubonic plague, the pestilent disease caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis.
- (pathology) An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.
- A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.
- (figuratively) A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates.
- Collective noun for common grackles
- pest, pestilence
plague (third-person singular simple present plagues, present participle plaguing, simple past and past participle plagued)
- (transitive) To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
- (transitive) To afflict with a disease or other calamity.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of plagar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of plagar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of plagar.