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  • verb Present participle of neg.


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  • This sort of "negging", to get someone asking how they can improve, doesn't work on most women, why should it work on political opponents?

    Name that Blogging Tory!

  • Freakonomics on the pick-up artist's technique of "negging," (jargon for insulting a woman during initial meeting) designed to “lower her self-esteem, thus making her more vulnerable to your advances.”

    Boing Boing

  • The last line implies women don’t like the negging, which is patently untrue.

    Bars Without Women - Freakonomics Blog -

  • By telling me what I did by 'negging' you proved two things:

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • By telling me what I did by 'negging' you proved two things:

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • Looks like "negging" doesn't live up to its promise.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • If the words VH1, Mystery and "negging" mean nothing to you, then you've probably never settled in on a Sunday night for an episode of The Pick-up Artist.

    Ning Blog

  • No, it wasn't quite erotic (but dudes, it is for many moms, which may be why she's negging you to go nurse) but it felt easy and natural.

    Amy Sohn: Breastfeeding Benefits--for Moms

  • No re-sale staffer deciding against adding torn, pit-stained tees to the inventory; No consignment buyer deeming an item not trendy enough for its clientele; No vintage enthusiast negging a muumuu because its condition is less than mint.

    Alexandra Sinderbrand: The Top Ten Ways To Get Your Thrift On (Part I)

  • I am also sure that the kind of woman that would fall for this game he talks about or negging, I presume this is the same thing juliette posted about some time ago, are unlikely to be the kind of girl I would be attracted to.

    Oh Man...


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