Nag. n.s. [nagge, Dutch.]
- A small horse. A horse in familiar language.
A hungry lion would fain have been dealing with good horse-flesh; but the nag would be too fleet. L'Estrange.
Thy nags, the leanest things alive,
So very hard thou lov'st to drive. Prior.
- A paramour; in contempt.
Your ribauld nag of Egypt
Hoists sails, and flies. Shakespeare's Ant. and Cleopatra.