Waggery

/ˈwaɡ(ə)ri/

Origin

First recorded in 1585–95; wag + -ery (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Waggery

Waggery

noun

  1. the action, spirit, or language of a
  2. a waggish act; jest or joke.

dictionary.com

Waggery

noun

  1. Waggish behaviour or remarks; jocularity.

lexico.com

Waggery

noun

  1. : mischievous merriment : pleasantry
  2. : jest

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Waggery

  1. But it was wagging very gently, and its waggery was addressed to one of the best girls in school.
  2. Our Moses beats the Vicar's hollow in waggery, so we are proud of him.
  3. He went back into the house where he cheered Jack by his waggery for some time.
  4. His self-esteem was hurt at the child not relishing his waggery.
  5. Yet a moment's consideration convinced me, that his behaviour either proceeded from waggery or mistake.

Related words & Synonyms

playfulness, evil, wrongdoing, vandalism, misconduct, prank, sabotage, catastrophe, rogue, rascal, misbehavior, transgression, gag, harm, misfortune, roguery, outrage, injury, mischievousness, hurt

Nearby words

wages council , wages of sin, the , wageworker , wagga , wagga wagga , waggish , waggle , waggle dance , waggler , waggly

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