First recorded in 1580–90; wag + -ish1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Waggish
- like a
- characteristic of or befitting a
- Humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner.
- : resembling or characteristic of a wag a waggish friend a waggish prose style
- : done or made in waggery or for sport : humorous waggish spoofs of popular songs
Example sentences for Waggish
- The third-day story, as I recall, fell to John Kifner, then a waggish youngster, later a great foreign correspondent.
- “The Spawn of Carefully Spent Sperm,” a waggish still childless friend of mine suggested.
- Much obliged for agreeing with me, commented Jerry with a waggish nod toward the kindly-disposed timepiece.
- In one hand he trailed a gun, and at his heels trotted a waggish spaniel of immense importance and infinitesimal size.
- Blackie's text books of Greek Dialogues are full of the most waggish remarks.
- "No; that isn't it," he said, chiding her with a waggish forefinger.
- Or worse, did some waggish, but inconsiderate friend ever send you a fools-cap and a hamper of stones?
Related words & Synonyms
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