Waggish

/ˈwaɡɪʃ/

Origin

First recorded in 1580–90; wag + -ish1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Waggish

Waggish

adjective

  1. like a
  2. characteristic of or befitting a

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Waggish

adjective

  1. Humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner.

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Waggish

adjective

  1. : resembling or characteristic of a wag a waggish friend a waggish prose style
  2. : done or made in waggery or for sport : humorous waggish spoofs of popular songs

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Example sentences for Waggish

  1. The third-day story, as I recall, fell to John Kifner, then a waggish youngster, later a great foreign correspondent.
  2. “The Spawn of Carefully Spent Sperm,” a waggish still childless friend of mine suggested.
  3. Much obliged for agreeing with me, commented Jerry with a waggish nod toward the kindly-disposed timepiece.
  4. In one hand he trailed a gun, and at his heels trotted a waggish spaniel of immense importance and infinitesimal size.
  5. Blackie's text books of Greek Dialogues are full of the most waggish remarks.
  6. "No; that isn't it," he said, chiding her with a waggish forefinger.
  7. Or worse, did some waggish, but inconsiderate friend ever send you a fools-cap and a hamper of stones?

Related words & Synonyms

jocund, mischievous, merry, jocose, droll, comical, funny, humorous1, amusing, blithe, bubbly, cheerful, comical, frolicsome, funny, gay, humorous, jaunty, jesting, jocular, jocund, joking, jolly, joyous, kittenish, lighthearted, lively, merry

Nearby words

wages of sin, the , wageworker , wagga , wagga wagga , waggery , waggle , waggle dance , waggler , waggly , waggon

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