1. [early 19C] to haggle, esp. if one takes advantage of the other person.
2. [late 19C+] to irritate, to annoy; thus needled
3. [1940s+] to annoy someone, to tease maliciously.
4. [1950s+] to become annoyed.
5. [1920s–60s] (US) to add alcohol or ether to a non-alcoholic beer or drink, usu. by injection through the cork, thus needleman, one who does this.
6. [1940s] to insinuate oneself.
7. to encourage, to ‘prod’.
8. [1960s+] (Irish) to scrounge.
9. [1970s] (US Und.) to drill a hole, e.g. in a safe.
1. [late 19C+] upset, annoyed.
2. [1920s] (US) intoxicated.
3. [1930s–50s] adulterated.
[1920s+] (US) beer that has been strengthened by pure alcohol or ether.
[1930s] (US Und.) one who adulterates beer.