First recorded in 1585–95; wag + -ery (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Waggery
- the action, spirit, or language of a
- a waggish act; jest or joke.
- Waggish behaviour or remarks; jocularity.
- : mischievous merriment : pleasantry
- : jest
Example sentences for Waggery
- But it was wagging very gently, and its waggery was addressed to one of the best girls in school.
- Our Moses beats the Vicar's hollow in waggery, so we are proud of him.
- He went back into the house where he cheered Jack by his waggery for some time.
- His self-esteem was hurt at the child not relishing his waggery.
- Yet a moment's consideration convinced me, that his behaviour either proceeded from waggery or mistake.
Related words & Synonyms
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